The Andy Warhol Museum
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The Andy Warhol Museum Day Trip

Beatrice Lessi

Why

How did we get to the idea of flying to Pittsburgh from New York for the day and having the fun of our art life? To see The Andy Warhol Museum before the Le Cirque fund raising evening sponsored by Ask the Monsters.

Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum, Paige Powell, photographer and Warhol confidante,  Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, and Ask the Monsters will present an evening of haute cuisine, visual delights, and a secret celebrity sing-along with piano accompaniment we will report about on the Ask the Monsters Art section.

Paige Powell portfolio of never-before-seen photographs of Warhol and his entourage will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the museum.

In order to prepare an evening like this, we had to go and see The Andy Warhol Museum!

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At the museum entrance, wearing Comma coats.

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A young and very attractive Andy Warhol.

The Andy Warhol Museum

Another example of Warhol’s unexpected colour combinations.

Andy Warhol Museum

Dostinja loves reading every single painting.

Andy Warhol Museum

Dostinja dances in the clouds – a fan on top keeps moving them around.

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Andy Warhol stuffed Great Dane – it served also for security. After being shot and having 7 organs damaged, Warhol lived in the fear of being attacked again.

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Mao portraits and wallpaper.

Morning Flight

We couldn’t resist visiting the museum with our photographer Adrian Rosu and our Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to take pictures of our experience; after all art is all about images and emotions. So we wanted to understand more about the reasons of the museum  constant success since 1996 and touch, play, create, film ourselves and enjoy all the interactive possibilities the museum offers to the visitor.

The Andy Warhol Museum is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol’s hometown.

Andy Warhol Museum

Ready for an arty day? Let’s fly to Pittsburgh in style with Comma! Dostinja wears a Comma scarf.

Andy Warhol Museum

Everybody is asking us why we fly to Pittsburgh, we ask everybody too!

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Forget about business class: we fly the plane ourselves!

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A new captain.

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Monsters and photographer Adrian Rosu.

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On our way to the museum.

What can you do at the Andy Warhol Museum?

  • Paint like Andy Warhol did in the museum studio: get your hands dirty or simply follow the techniques the staff will show you
  • Try the retro Photo Booth, that cancels any skin imperfection and is practically  the mother of Photoshop
  • Give yourself a real screen test to see your ability as a Warhol’s superstar, receive your video by email and see yourself at the museum’s big screen at the entrance.
  • Dress up with the kids costumes
  • Enjoy the magical silver ballons of the Silver Clouds installation

Alone, with your best friend or with your family or kids, the museum won’t disappoint you. Six floors of frequently rotating gallery space provide an ever-changing experience. In addition to that, thousands of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, films, and videos in the permanent collection, and finally the Warhol’s archives (full of personal objects, party invitations, presents, and memorabilia) will give you emotions and fun.

The Museum has 135,000 visitors per year (and 2015 is on its way to beat the number) and 1 million of social media followers. Warhol.org has 3,231,105 page views per year.

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Totally absorbed Monsters working in the studio.

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Precision and visual beauty; like the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

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After working with the wonderfully silky, thick oil colours to reproduce our chosen subjects, this is the result. We feel quite proud actually! Dresses by MAIOCCI.

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Strong personalities like each other! Dostinja wears a MAIOCCI dress with Louboutin sandals.

Art is emotion.

Art is emotion.

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Wanna be a superstar? Then test yourself like Andy’s actors did.

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Trying different poses and expressions during the camera video shooting for the screen test. Dress, bracelet and ring by MAIOCCI.

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Dostinja enjoys the autumn sun between one shooting and the other.

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More acting – watch the camera Andy used to work with! It is well documented that Andy was a big fan of technology and of Sony – he used to call his Sony taperecorder “my wife”.

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The silver bricks reproduce the Factory’s decor, Andy Warhol’s headquarters in New York. We wear MAIOCCI dresses.

Our Hosts at The Andy Warhol Museum

Rick Armstrong, Communications Manager at the museum, and Jessica Beck, the curator, were efficient, friendly and extremely informative hosts. They also amused themselves by watching us trying our artistic skills!

Thank you to the Andy Warhol Museum for our great day there.

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Rick and Jessica – part of the museum Dream Team.

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The Monsters with Rick and Jessica. Dostinja wears a Comma scarf, Bikkembergers boots and Chanel bag. Beatrice wears a Zara outfit, Prada belt, Sergio Rossi bag and Armani scarf.

Timo To Go Home

There is no way we can resist a bit of shopping; so we get books to read on our flight back to Manhattan.

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“I don’t think less is more. More is better” (Andy Warhol).

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We spent too much money in the museum shop, but a Warhol quote comes to our rescue: “Wasting money puts you in a real party mood”.