Showing posts with label Andy Warhol. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andy Warhol. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Bowery building once owned by Andy Warhol is up for auction

ICYMI: A 4-story building on the Bowery that Andy Warhol once owned is on the auction block. 

According to materials from Paramount Realty USA, the minimum bid for 342 Bowery between Bond and Great Jones is $5.699 million. The auction takes place on Dec. 8.

Per the listing, Warhol bought this 5-unit property along with 57 Great Jones St., which is now available to rent, in 1970. According to the Post, which first reported on the auction, "the Warhol estate subsequently separated the two buildings. The seller of 342 Bowery has owned it since 1992." 

The history of 342 is said to include that "Basquiat created works of art in the backyard and The Cramps performed in the basement." 

The high-end sushi restaurant Yoshino New York is currently in the retail space.

Revisit this EVG post from 2015 to look at an early tenant here.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday's parting shot

A scene from the "Chasing Andy Warhol" theatrical walking tour today on the Bowery at East Houston... photo by Derek Berg...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

6th Street townhouse, once said to be owned by Andy Warhol, listed for $4.95 million

There's a new listing (h/t 6sqft!) for 321 E. Sixth St., a townhouse with five units here between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

This was one of several NYC properties purportedly once owned by Andy Warhol ... as well as his longtime collaborator, the filmmaker Paul Morrissey, who lived here from the late 1960s until the mid 1970s. (It's not immediately clear how long Warhol may have lived here.)

Anyway, the whole thing can be yours. Here's part of the listing via Brown Harris Stevens:

[T]his historic residence retains many original details including wood-burning fireplaces, crown moldings, parquet and hardwood floors, and soaring ceilings. There is a distinct high stoop parlor entry as well as a separate garden level entry leading to a landscaped backyard with a pond and flagstone patio. The entire property offers nearly 6000 square feet and approximately 2,300 square feet of developable rights. Delivered vacant and priced to sell, this is truly a rare opportunity to create your masterpiece.

And a few pics...

... and you have to see the shrine room ...

Asking price: $4.95 million.

Back in June 2010, a listing for half-ownership in the property hit the market with an ask of $2.4 million.

In 2014, a con man used an apartment in the building to bilk several would-be renters out of their $2,000 deposits, collecting more than $20,000.

As a P.S. of sorts, here's part of Paul Morrissey's mortgage document via public records from 1969.. that would be a $35,000 mortgage...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Own half of a used Warhol on East Sixth Street

Former Andy Warhol-owned townhouse used to swindle apartment hunters in the East Village

Friday, January 4, 2019


The Wall Street Journal checks in with a feature (behind the paywall) today on Factory 380, a recently opened Warhol-themed bar located not too far away at 380 Third Ave. between 27th Street and 28th Street.

The name refers to the pop artist’s Manhattan “Factory” or studio, which became home to a host of artists, musicians and assorted creative personalities.

The idea behind the 2,700-square-foot dining and drinking space, developed at a cost of about $600,000, is to capture the energy and vibe of Warhol’s New York in the 1970s...

Design elements range from a collection of photos from Studio 54 to a silver disco ball. Drinks have playful names such as “The Camera Adds 10 Lbs.” and “We Deserve a Smoke Break.”

The article also includes comments from local theme-bar purveyor Zach Neil, whose establishments have included Stay Classy, Beetle House and 'Merica. (He says it's often best to operate themed establishments as short-term businesses or pop-ups.)

Speaking of theme places, the article notes that Neil will open a Harry Potter-inspired coffee shop called Steamy Hallows somewhere in the East Village next month. (Perhaps at his Cake Shake shop on Sixth Street, which has been closed for the past month.)

Monday, August 13, 2018

The space for rent in the former Warhol-owned building where Basquiat last lived on Great Jones

[Photo from yesterday]

There have been several listings since last fall for space available to lease at 57 Great Jones St. just off the Bowery... a former stable that Andy Warhol owned. It was also where Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked at the time of his death in 1988.

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Basquiat's death at age 27.

Also yesterday, as noted here, Basquiat's friend and SAMO© collaborator, Albert Diaz, along with Adrian Wilson, created this tribute yesterday outside No. 57...

As for the listing, it first arrived last fall, and has disappeared and reemerged several time since then, most recently in early August.

Per that listing, which is no longer active (no word on the asking rent):

The heart of NoHo, ground floor sublease opportunity till December 2022 or for short-term lease/pop-up this summer. Approximately 800 sqf including back office. Storage space on the basement upon request. Building formerly owned by Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked. Behind this space is a hidden restaurant by appointments from repeaters or referrals only.

Unique business concepts preferred but any kind of business considered. Ideal for gallery, retail, event space, ice cream shop, pastry shop and etc. Employees bathroom only.

Here's a look inside the space...

[Image via LoopNet]

The outside has long attracted a variety of street art...

In July 2016, the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation unveiled a commemorative plaque outside the building ... marking the site of Basquiat's home and studio from 1983 to 1988...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Essex Crossing's 15 minutes of Andy Warhol fame are up

Executives of the Pittsburgh-based Andy Warhol Museum announced last night that they will no longer be moving forward with their plans to build a 10,000-square-foot annex to anchor the new Essex Crossing development.

In a statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Eric Shiner, director of The Warhol Museum, said:

"The Andy Warhol Museum, which had been exploring its participation in the Essex Crossing development in lower Manhattan, has determined that it will not proceed with the project. Despite the efforts of both the museum and the developers, an internal study of business and other operational considerations led the museum to this decision.

"The Warhol will continue to participate in programs, exhibitions, and special projects in New York City through its longstanding collaborations with a variety of New York-based arts organizations.”

The museum was to be in Site 1 of the former Seward Park urban renewal site … in the Broome Street municipal parking lot, a complex that will include condos and a bowling alley.

As the Post-Gazette reported last May:

Delancey Street Associates will pay for the cost of building the museum branch, which has a target opening date of 2017. For the first five years of the museum's existence, the developers will pay for any operating deficits.

For their part, a spokesperson for Delancey Street Associates, told the paper:

"For the past two years we have worked closely with The Andy Warhol Museum to find a way to bring Andy home to New York's Lower East Side. We have dedicated tremendous time and resources and offered them a very generous multimillion dollar package to make this work. We found out today and are surprised and disappointed that they are unable to see this through. We are hard at work looking for another exciting use for this great space."

And why did Museum leaders consider Essex Crossing a good spot for the annex? Per the Post-Gazette:

The location appears apt. When Andy Warhola moved to New York in 1949, his first apartment was in Lower Manhattan on St. Mark's Place. The Lower East Side, where the branch housing his art will be built, teemed in the 1900s with immigrants whose lives of assimilation and struggle paralleled the experience of Warhol's parents, Andrej and Julia Warhola.

Meanwhile, you still have the 14-screen Regal Cinemas theater with electronic reclining seats to look forward to at Essex Crossing.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Santa baby

At the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery .....A Mick Rock photo.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Own half of a used Warhol on East Sixth Street

Here's a nice house for sale on East Sixth Street between Second Avenue and First Avenue... Let's take a look at some photos before delving into the new-to-the-market listing...

OK? Here's the listing:

Half ownership interest in a 20’-wide, four-story, Anglo-Italianate brick townhouse located on a highly desirable, tree-lined block in the heart of the East Village. Offered are the garden and parlor floors of approximately 2,400 square feet, with exclusive access to a large landscaped garden with pond, flagstone patio, established flower beds, and use of the finished basement with updated mechanicals, ideal for storage. Abutting the landmarked Community Synagogue, built originally as the historic St. Marks Lutheran Church, 321 East 6th Street is uniquely situated affording three exposures including oversized parlor floor windows. Many original details have been retained including the well-shaded high-stoop and second entrance below, wood-burning fireplaces, crown moldings, parquet and hardwood floors, and grandiose 13-foot ceilings. Use these two distinct and handsomely appointed floors as currently configured or join the two to create an expansive and gracious lower duplex. The entire property offers approximately 2,300 square feet of developable rights. The current Certificate of Occupancy reads for mixed-use; therefore, limiting financing to any potential purchaser. All expenses for the property are split equally between both owners. Lower two floors delivered vacant. Of note, this property was once owned by Andy Warhol in the late 1960’s.

And that's what my old journalism prof, Fiddlesticks, called burying the lead. Of note? I'd say!

Price: $2.4 million

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Salvador Dalí in New York

MoMa is currently showing the exhibit Dalí: Painting and Film (through Monday). In conjuntion with that tonight and tomorrow, there's a discussion-and-films series titled Dalí in New York.

According to MoMa, "Dalí in New York explores the artist's diverse experiences and encounters in New York from the 1930s to the 1960s."

Among the films:

Screen Tests: Salvador Dalí. 1966. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. By the mid-1960s Dalí had successfully created a marketable persona that was better known to the public than his paintings. This conflation of art and commerce was of distinct interest to Andy Warhol, and he recorded a pair of screen tests — one shot with the camera upside down — that depict a shrewd Surrealist performance by Dalí. Silent. Approx. 7 min.

Dalí in New York. 1966. USA. Directed by Jack Bond. Dalí, amid preparations for an exhibition at the Huntington Gallery of Modern Art, takes to the streets of New York City. He visits the Art Students League studios, comments on the work of Michelangelo, and creates performance art by lying in a coffin atop one million dollars in cash as ants crawl out of a broken egg and across his face. 57 min.

Here's a snippet of the screen test for Warhol:

And here's part of an interview in New York from last October with Robert and Richard Dupont, the underage twins Warhol fancied who became part of The Factory scene:

Richard: Andy brought us to dinner one Sunday with Salvador Dalí at the Versailles Room at the St. Regis. Dalí always had these dinners, and there were always a lot of drag queens. One named Potassa would be wearing a beautiful gown from Oscar de la Renta or Halston, and she would run around with a big bottle of Champagne and say, “Cham-pan-ya!” After we met her, she would always let us know when Dalí was in town and invite us for these dinners. Sometimes Andy wouldn’t be invited, which would make him upset.