I finally got around to going to the new Whitney Museum in NYC. They have an Andy Warhol exhibit going on, which I love. But Andy was so prolific, that I have seen so much of his work before in different museums and venues.
Ironically, I ended up at Union Square after leaving the Whitney – it’s sort of right down 14th Street from one place to the other and while there, I checked out the old Factorys – Andy’s studios.
Two are at Union Square, I believe there were four in all. There is one at 33 Union Square West and another a block or so away at 860 Broadway, which covered the 1960s and 1970s, up until 1984, I believe for Warhol.
When I stand outside those buildings, I stare at the front entrances and try to picture all the people that went in and out at those very locations. I never did hang out at these places when it was the Factorys all those years ago. I’m thinking I could have hung out right outside and seen who came and went, maybe look like a lost kid hanging out there and be invited inside.
I usually get Mr. Softee right outside the 33 Union Square West location now, there’s usually a truck right on that corner in the summer.
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