The Andy Wall Whores


Christopher Winter in Andy Drag, Photo Adam Piggott , 2012                      Andy Warhol, Self Portrait in Drag. Polaroid 1981


the andy wall whores is an ongoing project whose first event or “happening” took place on Monday 29th October 2012 at the Trinity Gallery, Hastings, UK. The artists aim is to create something new out of the spirit and legacy of Andy Warhol and the Factory.

Three artists have came together to produce this event Linda King, Adam Piggott and Christopher Winter. Andy Warhol was always looking for innovative ways to make his art. He was very excited by the “new”. The artists attempted to carry that spirit and push the boundaries with new technology.

Afternoon Happening - During the afternoon the public were invited to witness a live event as Christopher Winter was  transformed by Linda King into an image of Andy Warhol inspired by one of his polaroids. The make-over was recorded digitally by Adam Pigott.

Evening Happening - At the opening in the evening, the image from the daytime shoot was projected on the gallery wall. Using cutting-edge technology developed by In Focus, our guests were able  to manipulate the image live with a wireless wand and print out their artwork. These were then displayed on the Gallery walls to create a unique Warholian happening.

2012 was the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhols classic 32 Campbell's Soup Cans. We were aiming for 32 Andys but created 42!

DJ Remi Vibesman span a Studio 54 style set and the resident disco ball helped create the special crossover atmosphere of fashion, art, photography and technology.

“I’m pretty sure that if Andy Warhol was around today and working now he would be using all the available technology such as tablets, smart phones and the internet to make his work.“

Linda King

“All my films are artificial, but then everything is sort of artificial, I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts.”

Andy Warhol

We would like to thank all our guests who manipulated our image to successfully make the 32 Andys.