Realist Painter Philip Pearlstein Leaving Long-Time UWS Townhouse for $3.4 M.

When painter Philip Pearlstein moved to Manhattan in 1949, he and his college pal Andy Warhol subletted an dingy eighth-floor walk-up on St. Mark’s Place and Avenue A.

“The bathtub was in the kitchen and it was usually full of roaches, incredible roaches,” Mr. Pearlstein once said of the apartment. Nor did their lot improve when they relocated to a West 23rd Street loft a few months later. Andy Warhol was said to have sent out address change cards in glitter-filled envelopes announcing, “I’ve moved from one roach-ridden apartment to another.”
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Realist Painter Philip Pearlstein Leaving Long-Time UWS Townhouse for $3.4 M.