Grand Opening of the Letters to Andy Warhol Exhibition

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On November 14, 2016 Cadillac and The Andy Warhol Museum celebrated the opening of the Letters to Andy Warhol exhibition, a collection of creative work to that showcases Warhol’s legacy through his personal letters.  Notable attendees at the celebration included Poppy Delevingne, Olivia Palermo, Luke Evans, Rupert Friend, Giancarlo Giammetti, Johannes Huebl, Luke Evans, Cecilia Dean, James Kaliardos, Ann Caruso, Dr. Mike, Jennifer Lahmers, and Simon Huck.

The event featured a short film titled “Screen Stories” featuring Sienna Miller, Zac Posen, David LaChapelle, Aimee Mullins, Nick Rhodes and Francesco Clemente.  The film was inspired by Warhol’s letters to Truman Capote that focused on fame and ambition.

Also at the event was an oversized copy of a children’s book written by shoe designer Brian Atwood and JJ Martin.  The book was inspired by a rejection letter from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to Warhol, declining to accept his “Shoe” artwork into the museum collection. The book is about rejection and redemption and is loosely based on Brian Atwood’s own childhood.  “I wanted to write a children’s book about gender role,” said Brian, “and show that your gender is nothing to be criticized or be ashamed of, and that it is a beautiful thing”.

Singer-songwriter Sean Lennon wrote a song titled “Love and Warhol”, inspired by Mick Jagger’s letter to Warhol to create artwork for the Rollin Stones’ 1969 “Sticky Fingers” album.  Guests had a virtually reality experience where they were able to virtually design the album cover for the song.

Lastly, there was a portraiture series by writer and author Derek Blasberg based on a letter from famed designer Yves Saint Laurent expressing his gratitude for Warhol’s friendship. The exhibition is currently open to the public at Cadillac House in New York City from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends from Nov. 15 to Dec. 24. The exhibition will travel to Los Angeles in mid-January for display at the 101/EXHIBIT Gallery and to Miami in early February for display at Palm Court.

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