On the Making of Andy Warhol: The Day The Factory Died
Monday 28 April
Andy Warhol’s untimely death in 1987 marked the end of an era. Besides being one of the most important artists of the 20th century, he was the nexus of a glamorous and stylish New York social scene. Andy Warhol: The Day The Factory Died (Empire Editions, 2007) shows never-before published photographs from Warhol’s memorial at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, taken by Christophe von Hohenberg.
Featured are celebrities from the worlds of art, fashion, music, and Hollywood such as Roy Lichtenstein, Yoko Ono, Liza Minnelli, and Lou Reed. Published on the twentieth anniversary of his death, the book, conceptualized by Mr. Scheips, functions as a time capsule of this era.
Charlie Scheips is a cultural historian, curator, art advisor and writer based in New York. He is Worldwide Director of Photographs for Phillips de Pury & Company. Past professional activities include directing public relations for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, working as David’s Hockney’s chief assistant, and organizing The Los Angeles and London International Contemporary
Art fairs and founding director of the Conde Nast Archive.
April 23rd 2008
at Hearst Magazines headquarters, New York