The New York Academy of Art board of trustees gathered at 108 Leonard for a dinner to celebrate the opening of Andy Warhol: By Hand, Drawings from the 1950s -1980s.
The exhibition of work by one of the academyʼs earliest supporters was co-curated by Vincent Fremont, Warhol’s right-hand man for two decades, and Academy president David Kratz.
The drawings are from the private collections of dealers Daniel Blau, Paul Kasmin and Anton Kern and the exhIbition is on view at the Academy through March 10,
It is sponsored by insurance giant AXA XL and 108 Leonard, the Elad Groupʼs gorgeous conversion of the landmarked McKim, Mead & White historic landmark in Tribeca.
Among the diner guests were regulars from The Factory, Andy Warhol’s New York City studio and favorite haunt of the era’s hipsters and artistic types
They included New York Dolls frontman David Johansson, AKA Buster Poindexter, writer Bob Colacello and designer Jay Johnson as well as art world stalwarts Damien Loeb, Angela Westwater, Izabela Depczyk and David Nolan.