Andy Warhol’s first studio in New York’s Upper East Side is now on the market.
Warhol originally lived in a townhouse near 98th and Lexington with is mother but after he took over the New York art scene with his pop art he needed more space for his work. So, he found an empty firehouse on 87th Street and wrote a letter to the city requesting a lease.
At $150 a month, this two-story firehouse without heat and running water became his first official art studio. It is said that Warhol created his famous “Death and Disaster” series in this space. Now, over five decades later, the space has been listed for $9,975,000.
Built in 1910, this space consists of 5,000 square feet. Listed by Cushman & Wakefield, the property is “a unique opportunity that offers a developer a blank canvas to create boutique condominiums, a mixed-use rental or a luxury townhouse on a site that is both rich in history and conveniently located for transportation.
Just a short walk to the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of a Art and a couple of blocks from Central Park, the location is ideal.
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