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around PARTY CIRCUIT Pop! Goes the Gallery By $co~ Huver I ! ~i ~ 71 + il ~i ,: : JUAN C. SANCHEZ UPHOLSTERY- REMODEL & REPAIR CUSTOM FURNITURE Featured in many magazines including Architectural Digest Judy Lewis, President and CEO, Los Angeles M~ke-A- Wtsh Foundation, Roy Nagel, Director ot M~rhn Lawrence Gatlery in Beverly Hi#s, Wish ~as JJ Stevens I0, Kaetin Toczaue~ 6, an Cuortney Ma~her~, 9 In terms o[" shecr star v,'atlagc, Sunday", soircc at tflc Martin ] awzcncc (;allczv couldn'l bc beat Mick Jagccr, James Dcan John Wayne and Queen I~li]~lbclll ~cEc therc, h~ined by Mao "lse I u~lt~ Gcltrudc Sicm and Judy G:llhmd, while VaMixiiil Icnin a~l lhc Malx BrothcEs mingled with Unclc Sam, Boucclli s Venus, tile Wi~kcd Wi~ch of the West and Donald Duck BUt Ihc undispulcd stal ol Ih gallery's show was the late pop artisl Andy Walh~,l, W]Io caplured all of the at~,rcmcntioned icons in his C~l igilm/canvascs and ~ilk ~clccncd Prints and exlcndcd lhcir fifiecn mmutcs t,I fimlc cvcn longer l'hc slmwing ~as believed Io [ealuic onc of thc largcs~ collections o[ Warh~l art CVCl asscmbtcd, a ~cal COup ~)r Rodeo Drive (a place Warhol Mmselt once I~kencd t~ "a giam butlclsL:c~Lcl~ Sundae',j. 'rheve wasn't icc crcam but there was cake and cookics and I~alloons the cvcnt wa~ Staged in conccll with the Make A-Wish Foundalion, and Ihc gallery was hosl to sev- eral chlklren who camc Io sec a spccial sub-collcction ol Warhol works known as Ihc "Toy paimings,> (or "Painangs for Children"). In 1983 Ihc while-haired artist was asked by his Zurich arl dealer Bruno Bischoberger to crah a series of his distinctive crealions specifically for childrcn, c~ bc hung al a low hcight sl, yl~ungsicrs could view Ihcnl lrom their own vanlage point Warho[ responded by creating a menagcric ol nlonkcys, fish, clowns, d~gs, mice, Wind-up toys (from his own extensivc collccli~m) and nmre all on slnall black canvas- cs with cyc-po in c lots AIh~ugh chi e h nsclt thc ltst alw in d c PP g " ss -, , r i" ' ays rcma c hildhke, and hc frcqucnily kcpt hlmsclf surrounded by young peoptc to iucl Ilis llnag I~ation Thc painlings, largely unknown to the general public, pcrlcclly mcrgc Warlml's YOUthtul wonder with h more wcll-establishca scnsc of p~p cultural mmv And along with larger works fcaluring Life Saver~, ao[la~ ~igns, v,,~llcl"~el~>n s, Chancl No, 5 boltlcs an ad for Van Hcusen shirts fealuring Ronalg Rcagan and, ycs, Carnpbell,s Soup (Chicken 'N Dumplings in a can Onion Mushroom1 in a box) Ihcrc Was a genuine Warholian icon prcscnt; Miss Holly Wooalawn> ot The Fach~ry tamc and Ir~v~rtalizcd by Lou Rced in "Walk On thc Wild Side" arias the partygoers also look in a large sclcci~on of art by Picasso, Mir6> Chagall, Eitd d Hating, it became clear thai, for Warhol and his brethrcn> a Icgacv ~f finc arl will ~,eep the fame clock ticking far bcyond a mere illteen mmutcs l~ou can contact Scott Huver at scott@bhweekl)'.com Appointment Suggested (310) 841-6254 8543 Venice Blvd. Just west of La Cienega ............................................. ....................... ................................. ......................................................... ( omne ~%teven~ medcs ~tou to oxp,,r,o.~ ,. SLo, ..... o! (, r d ,, Sanctuary 310-657-5910 ( ),,r ~e~vA'es h*c],.],.: " Mo.~sl,:s * ]~o~1 massages Manicures * I lair stgling * Def.,abrasion * Bowen treatments I~m il,~]~:o 9our mh,J, s~.,iril A,U Do&. 7/,.. o%d..,, $.,,,,.~.,,~ [~-,c, ulh c /)aft ~,)~a, /oulLl.o ,..] (~/