Death stars

Posted on 26 Apr 2007 at 5:37pm
By Jenny Block Contributing Writer

Photographer captures Warhol’s funeral; Goss shows the shots



GRAND ENTRANCE: Draped in fur and wearing sunglasses, Raquel Welch works the paparazzi at Warhol’s service.

“Warhol would have loved it because it looked more like a movie premiere,” says Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi.

The street in front of Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral was lined with limos. The walkway to the church was filled with celebrities. Paparazzi hovered around the velvet rope lined edges. And fashion photographer Christophe von Hohenberg recorded it all. The event? Andy Warhol’s funeral.

Last year, the images were compiled for “Andy Warhol: The Day the Factory Died” (Empire, $45), and Tattoni-Marcozzi has curated a selection of them to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Warhol’s death. It’s a fascinating examination of celebrity. And von Hohenberg couldn’t be happier about the show: “This is really where I want to be, doing my work and sharing it with the world,” he said last week during the gallery’s opening reception.

Goss is filled with the telling photographs of classic celebs, including Bianca Jaggar, Sophia Loren, and Deborah Harry as well copies of letters written by Warhol devotees.

Pieces from Warhol’s “Myths Portfolio” and a series of his pop portraits are also hanging in the show. The man himself would surely approve.

Goss Galley, 2500 Cedar Springs Road. Through May 19. 214-696-0555.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, April 27, 2007.

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