Tuesday afternoon, vanguards in the fields of design, fine dining, hospitality and art gathered at the JW Marriott Marquis to celebrate 'Andy Warhol at Christie's' for a lunch and panel discussion.
The exhibit, presented in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, features 20 paintings, photographs and prints on sale through Dec. 4 with prices ranging from $3,000 to $50,000.
Lunch was provided by the hotel's db Bistro, Moderne helmed by international star chef Daniel Boulud, who joined the panel discussion. Moderated by Drew Limsky, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors, South
Florida, panelists included Eric Shiner, Director Andy Warhol Museum, Eric Chang, co-founder and designer for Hellman-Chang furniture, Matthew Von Ertfelda, Vice President Insight, Strategy + Innovation at Marriott Hotels, and Amelia Manderscheid, Christie's Andy Warhol expert.
The topic, 'Disruptors: Thinking Outside the Box,' led the panelists on fascinating stories about Andy Warhol and his transformation from outsider to insider, innovating the concept of high/low art and culture, and fame for fame's sake. Each panelist spoke of their own experience as disruptors in their careers and creative fields.
-- Shayne Benowitz