A huge part of my life for the last six years has been the writing, selling and editing of my debut novel, Dear Lucy (out this week!).
A huge part of my life for the last nine years has been waiting tables at Edward’s in Tribeca, where I started working when I was 20 years Read More
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. Marks 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.”
What's Old Is New Again
It’s not like Melanie Malkin ever pictured herself living on the Upper East Side, a neighborhood that has, over the past 50 years, all but disappeared from the dreams of the young and the hip.
“I mean, when I first moved up here, I didn’t want to move up here. Never, never, never,” Ms. Malkin said, who grudgingly took a cheap sublet in the neighborhood seven years ago when she was 23 years old and working for MoMA. “Nobody wants to move here. When I tell people I live here, they’re, like, eww.”
But loath as Ms. Malkin was to leave her first apartment on 29th Street, she wasn’t making a lot of money working in the museum world and she found a rent-stabilized one-bedroom on 87th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue that cost $775 a month (it’s now $938 a month). In the early days, she kept telling herself that it was convenient and cheap, but then something unexpected happened.
She started to love the Upper East Side.
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Talk about a bad trip! In Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny, the new memoir from Nile Rodgers out this October, there’s a acid-addled anecdote involving a certain downtown art superstar, a story that’s perhaps never seen the light of day. It involves a party in Little Italy gone Read More
Big Monday news in books and television:
The Man Booker Prize longlist of nominees, deciphered.
The common language of literature, charted.
Children’s books illustrated by Andy Warhol.
Terry Gilliam is adapting Paul Auster’s Mr. Vertigo.
A mega-preview of Downton Abbey‘s second season.
Last fall, Vanity Fair writer Bob Colacello decided to sell a portrait that Andy Warhol made of him in 1980, when Mr. Colacello was working for Interview, and decided to take along a Vanity Fair camera crew to document the experience. The video was just released and, boy, is it good!
The painting was Read More
Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight had a charming and brilliant article in the paper the other day on why Andy Warhol chose to make art out of Campbell’s soup cans.
Mr. Knight argues that the soup inspiration came from Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning, who was known to call his and Read More
Charles Saatchi is the most influential collector of the past 25 years, and one of the most controversial. Notorious for never appearing at his own openings and for not granting interviews, the British former advertising magnate remains a mysterious figure who wields his influence through his Saatchi Gallery shows and the subsequent sale of the Read More
The Andy Warhol Museum, having just named a new director, released the Andy Warhol D.I.Y. Pop app today, which allows app-happy Warhol fans to create their own works from the comfort of their iPhones. We decided to give it a spin and see how it stacks up against other apps that allow you to create mimicking works of art.
Curator Eric Shiner will serve as the new director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the museum announced today. Mr. Shiner has served as acting director since January 2011, after the departure of Thomas Sokolowski, who served as director for 14 out of the 17 years the museum has existed, and distinguished himself Read More