Warhol statue in Union Sq

5 Apr

A massive monument honoring Andy Warhol — the late, great Father of Pop Art is at the new pedestrian plaza in Union Square.
The nearly 10-foot-tall statue by visual artist Rob Pruitt is set up outside a building at Broadway and 17th Street that housed the final rendition of Warhol’s legendary “Factory” from 1973 to 1984.

Warhol and his contemporaries previously produced silkscreen paintings, magazines and other works out of a site a block away from 1967 to 1973. The original Warhol “Factory” on E. 47th Street operated from 1962 to 1967.

New York Post

3 Responses to “Warhol statue in Union Sq”

  1. jackconroy7 April 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Andy Warhol does not warrent such an honour. He was a cunical sel publicist who took a lot of fools for a ride.

    • lovevol April 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

      He was still an amazing artist, and the statue is in honor of a great artist – from one artist to the next.

  2. jackconroy7 April 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    I meant to say ‘cynical self publicist’ in above comment.

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