The Andy Warhol Museum Is Ready for Its Closeup
After some renovations — and a grand soiree — the museum is open to the public.
Photo by Dave DiCello
On Saturday, The Andy Warhol Museum debuted its new look — how else? — at its fantastical, sold-out black-tie gala. The Warhol crew renovated the museum to mark two decades on Sandusky Street. (Get the full scoop here.) The VIP preview drew international artists, designers and fans, who embarked on a tour of the second-floor “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede” exhibit. Special guests arrived at 6 p.m. and museum doors opened to the public at midnight, kicking off a set of around-the-clock events.
Costumed flight attendants mingled in the crowd serving food. The night’s theme was jet-setting, a nod to the 12 million people who've viewed Warhol’s work. Paddle8’s Alexander Gilkes hosted an auction that generated more than $500,000 for the museum.
You want stars? Warhol's got stars. Gloria Gaynor shocked the crowd with a live rendition of “I Will Survive.” Then, like Jay-Z before her, she took a moment to snap a picture on Andy's famous couch.
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(Photo via Mike Capizzi on Twitter)
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