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* * * MY COMRADE: EXCLUSIVE PICS: Warhol Superstar BRIGID BERLIN Unveils Her Pop-Art NEEDLEPOINT * * *

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Wednesday October 22, 2008

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Warhol Superstar BRIGID BERLIN Unveils Her Pop-Art NEEDLEPOINT

Rich-girl rebel Brigid Berlin, who spent much of the 1960s hanging out and shooting speed at Andy Warhol’s Factory (when she was known as Brigid Polk), is still waving the pop-art flag. 

 

Brigid Berlin Andy Warhol

 

Last night marked the opening of her new exhibit—a selection of her needlepoint from the past ten years—on display at the Upper East Side gallery, John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller.

 

My Comrade was there to capture all the action. (Photos by Ves Pitts)

 

 

Berlin with one of her pillow creations, inspired by covers of magazines and tabloid newspapers.

Brigid Berlin

 

According to the gallery’s press release, Berlin’s work “transform the daily ghastliness of news occurrences and media spin into demure domestic objects of quaint design and questionable comfort.”

  

 

Film director John Waters

John Waters Brigid Berlin

 

One of Berlin's sisters

Brigid Berlin's sister

 

Writer Bob Colacello, the former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine

Bob Colacello Brigid Berlin

 What a show!  Warhol must be smiling from Heaven... or is it Hell?

 

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