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PHOTOS: Major Halston Exhibit at Warhol Museum

PHOTOS: Major Halston Exhibit at Warhol Museum

A thrilling exhibiton exploring two titans of the 20th-century — Pop artist Andy Warhol and designer Halston — is coming to Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum this spring.

"Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede" chronicles the enduring friendship between the two queer geniuses and their effect on New York society, American pop culture, and the world at large. Expect 40 original pieces of Halston's, including a 1961 pillbox hat he designed for Jaqueline Kennedy, juxtaposed with Warhol's paintings, photos, and videos.

The two men were good friends — Halston collected Warhol's work, rented a Montauk retreat from the artist, and the designer was a frequent subject of Warhol's work. Warhol even dedicated a chapter of his book, Andy Warhol's Exposures, to his good friend.

The exhibit is organized by The Andy Warhol Museum and Leslie Frowick, Halston's niece.

"What a privilege it was to have seen Andy and my uncle together; Andy's birthday weekend at Montauk, nights out on the town; quiet dinners at home," Frowick said in a statement. "This exhibition is an endearing insider's homage to friendship, Pop art and fashion." Click here for info on "Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede" and see some of the exhibit on the following pages.

Andy Warhol, Halston, 1974, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol, Fashion: Halston, 1979, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum


Above left: Andy Warhol, Jackie, 1964, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum. Above right: Halston, for Bergdorf Goodman, Pillbox Hat, early 1960s, © The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Andy Warhol, Lesley Frowick, 1985, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol, Time Capsule 471, 1980–83, courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Above left:

Halston, Evening dress with print based on Warhol’s Flowers painting 1964–72, Silk knit, courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Above center:  Halston, Evening ensemble dress, 1970, Silk chiffon, courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Above right: Halston, “Clouds” evening dress, 1982-83, Silk jersey with iridescent sequins, courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Andy Warhol, Diamond Dust Shoes (Random), 1980, ©TheAndy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol, Martha Graham Satyric Festival Song, 1986, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Above left: Halston, Dress, 1972, Ultrasuede, The Museum at FIT, Gift of Mrs. Sidney Merians. Above right: Andy Warhol, Studio 54 Complimentary Drink Invitation, ca. 1978, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

 

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