Andy Warhol fever grips New York
American artist, director and producer Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the pop art movement of the 1960s. Today, nearly three decades after his death, Warhol still retains an iconic personality around the world that inspires a wide range of people, leaving his mark on many works of art, such as Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe silkscreen.
‘Chasing Andy Warhol’ is an immersive film theatrical ride who brings viewers into his imaginary world and his work. Wandering the streets of New York, participants learn about the artist’s history and legacy, revealing highlights of his enigmatic life. All images from Chasing And Play
a fascinating tour of andy warhol’s favorite haunts
The adventure begins at the Astor place cube in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan and lasts approximately one hour. Inspired by the mysterious life of Warhol, the Bated Breath Theater Company’s street performance offers audiences a bizarre and fun experience in search of the iconic entertainer.
The late performer is resurrected in giant puppets, as multiple “Warhols” take to the streets. The scenography immerses the public in the New York of the 60s, back to an era that has arisen. A charming combination of theatre, dance, film, art and puppets, accompanied by matching props, guides audiences behind the windows of area businesses and to secret locations along the route, telling the story of the idol.
spot the enigmatic life and work of Warhol
One of the stops on the Warhol Tour is the Andy Warhol Building, located at 57 Great Jones St. He bought these old stables and rented them to his friend and mentee Jean-Michel Basquiat who lived and worked in the space of 1983 to 1988. Another station is at Warhol’s Silver Factory, on the fourth floor of the 1887 Peoples Cold Storage and Warehouse. Her then-boyfriend, Billy Linich, clad the space in touches of silver and foil.
Next stop, at 1342 Lexington Ave at 89th Street. Andy Warhol lived in this house from 1960 to 1972, during the most creative period of his career. He created iconic works there, including his series of Campbell’s soups. Another visit: To the infamous Chelsea Hotel, where the trailblazing artist stayed in the mid-1960s. In 2018, Warhol’s room was auctioned off for $52,000, with part of the proceeds going to charity Charity City Harvest.
Andy Warhol Building
Here Warhol made art and shot hundreds of rolls of film