Whatâ€™s with the Bloomingdaleâ€™s bag?
I read that Andy Warhol always had a shopping bag with him filled with candy bars and copies of Interview magazine.
So you just guessed it was from Bloomingdaleâ€™s?
He once said, â€œDeath is like going to Bloomingdaleâ€™s.â€ He thought it was a heavenly place.
And the suit?
Itâ€™s the style he wore in the seventies, when his studio was at Union Square: tweed Brooks Brothers jackets, Leviâ€™s 501 jeans, and a rep tieâ€”those silk ones, with the stripes. Itâ€™s what he was wearing when I applied for a job at his studio.
What was that interview like?
He asked me about my job history, but I had really only had one job to dateâ€”working in a HÃ¤agen-Dazs in Georgetown. He laughed and shouted to the next office, â€œHey Brigid! This young guy can get us all the free ice cream we can eat!â€ Then Brigid Berlin shouted back, â€œHire him!â€
So you got the job?
I did, but I didnâ€™t take it. It didnâ€™t pay, and I had no money.
Jerry Saltz on the Unveiling of The Andy Monument
Interview by Rachel Wolff.