Andy Warhol returns to the East End this weekend. Works by the iconic pop artist, who once owned a house in Montauk, are on display and available for purchase all this weekend at Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s main winery.
The event is organized by Christie’s and will remain up through Monday. Curated with the East End in mind, works on display include polaroid prints of celebrities at the time (think: Bianca Jagger, Farrah Fawcett, Sylvester Stallone, Truman Capote, Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli), as well as images that evoke the seaside. Perhaps the most iconic work is “Sunset, one place,” a screenprint in colors on woven paper, a trial proof aside from the total edition of 632 unique impressions. Perfume company Bond No. 9 used different colors of the image for the “Andy Warhol Montauk” fragrance. The works, 50 in total, are obtained directly from Warhol’s private holdings.
Works are not up for auction, but rather are available for purchase at the sticker price throughout the weekend. Works will remain up throughout the event, and purchasers can take them home at weekend’s end. The public is invited to sip Wölffer wine and view the works Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Warhol weekend kicked off with an opening night party on Thursday, August 7, one day after what would have been Warhol’s 86th birthday. Guests were invited to mingle throughout the winery, taking in the works set up on Wölffer’s walls. Also debuting that night was new lighting in Wölffer’s vines, giving the evening a magical feel.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard is located at 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. For more info, call 631-537-5106, or visit wolffer.com.