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Andy Warhol is having another fashion moment.
WME/IMG’s New York Fashion Week is partnering with E! and the auction house Christie’s to exhibit a selection of Warhol artwork at Skylight Clarkson Square, one of the main venues for the runway shows running Feb. 9-16.
The works, many of them fashion-related portraits of designers or stylish celebrities, are from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. They will be included in an online-only sale of more than 80 works called Andy Warhol @ Christie’s with New York Fashion Week: The Shows. Bidding will be open at christies.com/warhol.
The exhibition will debut at the official NYFW: The Shows launch party Wednesday. With starting bids of $1,500, the sale will be an opportunity for collectors to experience the fashion world through Warhol’s eyes. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Warhol Foundation’s grant-making programs, which support artists and nonprofit arts organizations.
“Given E!’s role in pop culture, Andy Warhol’s legacy as a pop artist, and our commitment to celebrating all forms of culture during New York Fashion Week, we’ve created an experience that appeals to all interested in art, fashion and celebrity,” said Catherine Bennett, senior vp and managing director of IMG Fashion.
“Andy Warhol played a key role in the pop art movement and his creations established a link between art, celebrity and fashion that is still incredibly relevant today,” said Adam Stotsky, president of E! and Esquire Network. “As the leader in entertainment and pop culture content across all platforms, E! is committed to celebrating all things pop culture and this partnership truly captures the essence of our brand.”
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