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DANDY ANDY

The legendary pop artist Andy Warhol left this earthly plane and moved on to a much larger canvas in 1987. The creator of dozens of iconic works from the Sixties through the Eighties, including the Sticky Fingers album cover for the Rolling Stones with a close-up of the first male porn star Joe Dallasandro's crotch with an actual zipper that could be unzipped to show Dallasandro in his underwear; the ubiquitous silkscreens of the Campbell's Soup cans; films such as Trash, Heat, Lonesome Cowboys; and perhaps most notably, his celebrity portraits in which he

made everyone look faaabulous. He made stars of Edie Sedgwick, Candy Darling, Holly Woodlawn, Viva, and International Velvet, among others, and was a permanent fixture on the social, arts, and fashion scenes. Warhol was also a permanent fixture at the historic nightclub Studio 54 in New York. Pals included Halston, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger, Truman Capote and Elsa Peretti. Today, August 6, 2015, he would have been 87 years old. But we all know that Andy Warhol is eternal.