Private collection of ‘Mirrors’ display reflection of Andy Warhol

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Photos taken by Pat Hackett, who was Warhol's diarist.

                  Photos taken by Pat Hackett, Andy Warhol’s diarist.

“Beauties in photographs are different from beauties in person. It must be hard to be a model, because you’d want to be like the photograph of you, and you can’t ever look that way. And so you start to copy the photograph. Photographs usually bring in another half-dimension.” – Andy Warhol

"I'll Be Your Mirror"

1stdibs Gallery at New York Design Center is displaying a collection of Andy Warhol photographs, available now until October 7.

The free exhibit, which is spread out across two rooms, features photos of the iconic pop artist taken by his diarist Pat Hackett, as well as exclusive photographs by Warhol’s associate, Sam Baton.

"I'll Be Your Mirror"
“I’ll Be Your Mirror”

The works, both black-and-white and some color, show the uniquely charming world of Warhol.

The snapshots immortalize moments of and with Warhol, as he is seen sometimes by himself and sometimes with celebrities. Some images show the way Warhol himself saw his life.

Hackett, most famously known for editing The Andy Warhol Diaries, and Bolton, known for  being the assistant of Fred Hughes, the manager of the Factory, both allow us to in through the looking glass and into times in the celebrates artist’s life.

The images are intimate and inviting, making is exists in the moment, as if on the other side of the dinner party table. The collection is  the reflection of Warhol’s life through both self-celebrity and pop culture.

"I'll Be Your Mirror"They include portraits of a Marilyn Monroe drag queen, former editor-at-large at VogueAndré Leon TalleyDonna SummersMick JaggerElizabeth Taylor, and Dolly Parton, just to name a few.

There are also private pictures of three men sunbathing nude and the an aerial view of the clouds which gives us this vulnerable and human side of the legend.

This exhibit is worth it’s “15 minutes of fame.” Visit it FREE at 1stdibs Gallery at New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016. Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The collection of works can be viewed now until October 7. They go on sale online on Sept. 6.

Dolly Parton and Andy Warhol


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