Unveiled last week in New York’s Union Square, a new chrome life-sized statue of Pop Artist Andy Warhol (called simply “The Andy Monument”) celebrates the icon’s daily wardrobe in the late 70s. Sculptor Rob Pruitt devised the statue on a computer, choosing to show Warhol in his usual preppy wardrobe which consisted of a Brooks Brothers blazer, Levi’s jeans, button-down shirt and a skinny tie. In addition, a Polaroid camera hangs from his neck, and in his right hand he holds a Bloomingdale’s shopping bag, in which he usually carried copies of Interview, the celebrity magazine he founded in 1969.
The statue will remain on display through October 2nd and is located at 17th and Broadway, not far from Warhol’s famous Studio.
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