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andy warhol’s brownstone

from andy warhol posted in art and design by pete_nice

Purchased in 1959, Warhol and his mother, Julia, moved into this 16-and-a-half foot wide, five-story townhouse. There was clutter in the form of soup labels and Brillo pads, and 25 cats nestled in windowsills or on top of the fireplace.

According to the most recent Zillow entry, the home sold on December 27, 2011 for $3,550,000.

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andy warhol was shot here

from andy warhol posted in art and design by pete_nice

In 1968, Andy moved the Factory to the sixth floor of the Decker Building, 33 Union Square West, near Max's Kansas City, a club Warhol and his entourage would frequently visit.

On June 3, 1968, Valerie Solanas visited the Factory, looking for Warhol, who she felt was taking control of her screenplay away from her. She waited until Warhol returned around 4pm. Within a few minutes, she shot Warhol three times, seriously wounding him, as well as shooting Mario Amaya. Solanas turned herself in to the police a few hours later. In 1996, an indie film was made depicting the surrounding events called I Shot Andy Warhol starring Lili Taylor and Jared Harris.

Around 1970, Warhol built a video camera system and taped his visitors and documented the activities around the studio.

Warhol's studio remained at this address until he moved locations in 1973.

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andy warhol’s the factory

from andy warhol posted in art and design by pete_nice

From 1962 to 1968, Andy Warhol rented a studio space on the fifth floor of the former building at this location. For a rent of "only about one hundred dollars a year," Warhol's studio was a hive of activity. He employed a number of friends, artists, drug addicts, performers, musicians, and anybody else willing to help with his numerous creative projects. There was an assembly line style screen-printing operation to churn out prints.

The walls of this location were coated with tin foil, leading to the other nickname of the studio, "The Silver Factory." The studio was a meeting place for artists and musicians, and Warhol collaborated with The Velvet Underground & Nico for the cover of their 1967 studio album.

In 1968, Warhol changed location of the studio, and the building that housed the original Factory no longer exists.

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roosevelt hotel

from man on a ledge posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

Man on a Ledge was filmed at New York's Roosevelt Hotel with Elizabeth Banks and Sam Worthington actually out on the ledge, supported by safety wires, twenty-two stories above Madison Avenue.

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nirvana unplugged location

from nirvana posted in music by elvis_crabs

On November 18, 1993, Nirvana taped an acoustic performance for the tv series MTV Unplugged at Sony Music Studios in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. The session differed from other Unplugged sessions in that there were a number of covers (six total) and the band did not play their hit songs.

Guitarist Pat Smear (The Germs, Foo Fighters) and cellist Lori Goldston had been touring with the band and performed during the session. The Meat Puppets sat in as guests for three of their songs covered by Nirvana.

The taping aired on MTV in December of 1993. Cobain was found dead in April of 1994, and the Unplugged session was released as an album in November of 1994.

The building was sold in November 2007 for $44 million, and it has since been razed and replaced by luxury condos.

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