18 floors above the newly installed Companion (Passing Through) by KAWS, a happy crowd of artists, musicians, and entertainers got down to the seamless tunes played by Samantha Ronson and ?uestlove in the luxurious Boom Boom Room. Having never seen the piece in person before, it is a reality that the sculpture is an outstanding piece of art. Though strangely enough, nobody was in agreement with my interpretation of the whole thing being about food shame. That might have been the Hennessy acting up on my part…
“The Andy Monument, by Rob Pruitt, is a figurative sculpture of Andy Warhol in the neo-classical style. Situated in Union Squared Park, it stands across from the building where Andy Warhol moved his Factory to in 1968. Just around the corner from Max’s Kansas City, this was the location where Valerie Salonas’ assassination attempt occurred and where Interview magazine was launched. The statue sits on a classical style pediment, which instead of being carved from marble, is cast in concrete. The figure, at 7 feet tall, is slightly larger then life and chrome-plated, to reflect the changing world around it.”
Below is a letter from Rob Pruitt stating the intent and reasoning behind the sculpture:
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