Andy Warhol, “Trump Tower” (1981), Folded Card for the Exhibition Gems and Skyscrapers, Bruno Bischofberger Gallery (Zurich), 2001


Andy Warhol, “Trump Tower” (1981), Folded Card for the Exhibition “Gems and Skyscrapers,” Bruno Bischofberger Gallery (Zurich), 2001

Size: 6 x 8.25 inches

“The Trumps came down. […] I showed them the paintings of the Trump Tower that I’d done. I don’t know why I did so many, I did eight. In black and grey and silver which I thought would be so chic for the lobby. But it was a mistake to do so many, I think it confused them. Mr. Trump was very upset that it wasn’t color-coordinated. They have Angelo Donghia doing the decorating so they’re going to come down with swatches of material so I can do the paintings to match the pinks and oranges. I think Trump’s sort of cheap, though, I get that feeling. And Marc Balet who set up the whole thing was sort of shocked. But maybe Mrs. Trump will think about a portrait because I let them see the portraits of Lynn Wyatt behind the building paintings, so maybe they’ll get the idea….” (The Andy Warhol Diaries, 398)



Andy Warhol Bruno Bischofberger Gallery


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.