In May, Interview magazine closed its doors. It was a magazine founded by Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock in 1969. Cue a recent trip to Florida where I was intrigued to discover a Warhol exhibit. The interesting part is that it was being held at a botanical garden. I was intrigued. I knew Warhol from his iconic Campbell's Soup Cans artwork and iconic Marilyn Monroe pieces, but flowers?
Yes. Flowers. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL, created a must-see Warhol exhibit.
"Consummately cosmopolitan and cool, Andy Warhol in the great outdoors seems like an oxymoron," Marie Selby Botanical Gardens shared via their website. "Yet the groundbreaking artist known for his Pop Art multiples of celebrities and soup cans created more than 10,000 images of flowers over the course of his career."
The exhibit includes some art installations (not Warhol pieces) on the grounds, along with photographs of Warhol, from him fully dressed in a canoe (he was always in "character") to skiing to enjoying his Montauk home in New York, within the exhibit space. And of course, you get to see a curated selection of his floral artwork.
As someone who always found Warhol fascinating - his one-of-a-kind viewpoint, I really enjoyed this take on Warhol. It was a nice blend of gaining a bit more insight into Warhol the person, along with Warhol the artist.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' "Warhol: Flowers In the Factory" exhibit runs through June 30.
P.S. It was getting warm in Florida (and humid) so be sure to pack an Adea Short Sleeve V Neck Tee.
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I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.
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