On the 29th anniversary of the start of Andy Warhol’s celebrity-studded, insanely detailed morning-after telephone reports to Paige Powell about his adventures the night before and the cost of the cab fare to get there, which later were published under the umbrella of The Andy Warhol Diaries, the Andy Warh-blog blog is revisiting the entries verbatim, day by day, and will continue to do so until February 2016, when all Warhol’s published accounts will have been accounted for. The concept verges on genius and we’re tempted to say that Andy would have loved it. Here’s a taste:
Cab to the Hampshire House ($3). Lester is high up, and as we sat there talking the chandelier kept moving, a big one. I was nervous about it. Baryshnikov was so sweet. Milos was cute, telling me we had the same kind of shoes. Brooke Hayward was there and threw her arms around me and said, “I’m so successful, I don’t know what to do.” I think she’s nutty.
Lester had works by Rosenquist and Rauschenberg, but just one Cow I gave him and a Marilyn. He should have bought my stuff early on. I’m trying to get some Dollars on his wall, though. Lester’s is cozy. Dropped off Andrea (cab $3).
(via MonkeyCube, which observes, “Warhol’s stream-of-consciousness makes me realize he might actually be the world’s first blogger.”)