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This Just In: Two Andy Warhol Pop-erties Up for Grabs (Part II)

You recently learned that two former homes of Andy Warhol are on the market, and I gave you details on (and showed you images of) one of the properties. While the other property may not cost you forty million, it's certainly a landmark, and has plenty of original architectural features. The property, listed at over $5.9 million, is an 8-room, 4-story Carnegie Hill townhouse, which he purchased in 1959, became known as the first of his "factories" in Manhattan.

According to the listing, he moved in there with his mother and "25 cats all named Sam," and lived there until 1974 (when he moved to the other UES property). The property is "one of six historic adjoined buildings designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, renowned architect of the Plaza Hotel and the Dakota," and it is also the place where Warhol's "Campbell’s Soup series Brillo, the Do It Yourself and the Close Cover before Striking series, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley," were produced, and stars like Elizabeth Taylor visited. It features "a dramatic center staircase, high ceilings, fireplaces with original mantels, elegant moldings, magnificent woodwork, and hardwood floors." An NY Times article says that in the early '60s, the ground floor was used as his studio, where he propped up "his paint-by-number canvases against a large fireplace mantel in a wood-paneled room." Not bad, eh? I hope whoever purchases this property respects its cultural importance, or perhaps, makes it open to the public.

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