Christopher Makos, “Memorial Mass for Andy Warhol” (1981), Postcard, Organized by Brigid Berlin, Card with Invitation and Envelope, 1987


Memorial Mass for Andy Warhol, an invitation package created by Brigid Berlin, postcard portrait by Christopher Makos, card, invitation and envelope (addressed to John Lurie and Evan Lurie), 1987.

Envelope size: 7.25 5.25 inches; invitation size: 7 x 5.25 inches; postcard size: 6 x 4.25 inches; card size: 4.75 x 3.25 inches

Over 2000 people crowded into St. Patrick’s Cathedral for a memorial mass honoring Warhol who had died the previous month.  Brigid Berlin prepared the memorial announcement with a postcard portrait of Warhol by Christopher Makos and a small insert.  The invitation comes with its original envelope addressed to “John and Evan Lurie c/o Edit DeAk.”

Postcard Front
Postcard Back
Invitation Card
Envelope (addressed to John Lurie and Evan Lurie)
Back of Envelope
Andy Warhol Brigid Berlin Christopher Makos John Lurie


Andy Warhol Ephemera, Part 2: Posthumous Cards, Posters (after Feb. 22, 1987)

This collection features some of the announcement cards, posters and publications from after the artist’s death on February 22, 1987. Posthumous ephemera have an interesting story to tell. As successful as Warhol was in life, the full range of his creativity and prodigious production only emerged after his death.