Long-Sharp Gallery (LSG) specializes in works on paper, multiples and drawings by modern and contemporary masters including Miró, Francis, Frankenthaler, Gilliam, Warhol, Haring, Indiana, and Lichtenstein.
In addition, LSG is dedicated to a contemporary program that incorporates paintings, photography, and sculpture, as well as conceptual and multimedia art by a growing roster of regional, national, and international artists. The gallery exclusively represents in the U.S. or beyond an impressive roster of artists including the Estate of David Spiller, Cha Jong Rye, Julia Ibbini, Miriam Londoño, Lavett Ballard, Nicole Pietrantoni, Patrick Hurst, Sabina Klein, Spiller + Cameron, and Amy Kirchner, among others.
Long-Sharp Gallery features a rigorous program that features international contemporary artists in solo and thematic exhibitions. These exhibits take place in our physical spaces in Indianapolis (Downtown, 1 N. Illinois Street, Suite A) and until December 2020 in New York (Midtown, 24 W. 57th Street, Suite 606) and in our dual-exhibition virtual space (Long-Sharp Gallery – Virtual). We also curate an innovative and award-winning art program (“Art Stays Here”) at Conrad Indianapolis. The gallery enjoys increased participation in top-level art fairs in the U.S. and Europe, affording the gallery's worldwide clients even greater access to the gallery’s growing inventory of important and innovative works.
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A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu © Andy Warhol
Seven Trollies, Six and a Half Stools, Six Portraits, Eleven Paintings, and Two Curtains © David Hockney
We invite you to explore “Andy Warhol: Focus on Fashion,” a micro-presentation of Warhol’s fashion-inspired creations spanning four decades of work in The Big Apple.
Warhol expressed an interest in fashion from an early age – one of his early jobs in college was arranging window displays in department stores. “When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums,”  Warhol mused while creating window displays at one such department store, reflecting on his appreciation of fashion and its influence on his work.
Upon graduating from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) with a degree in Pictorial Design, Andy Warhol moved to New York in 1949 to become a commercial illustrator. He was quickly hired on by the likes of "Glamour," "Vogue," and "Harper’s Bazaar" magazines."From his whimsical line drawings of cats to sleek renderings of ladies’ shoes, Warhol’s work became a hit in the fashion publishing world. Warhol sketched hundreds of drawings of shoes, handbags, jewelry, and gloves.”
Warhol’s interest in fashion, however, was not limited to commercial illustrations and advertisements. Over the decades, Warhol would befriend, collaborate with, and create portraits of designers including Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, and Diane von Furstenberg. Models, especially in the 1960s and thereafter, were a new kind of celebrity, and Warhol capitalized on this notoriety. He is recognized as one of the first artists to print his work onto clothing and sell it exclusively to high profile clientele. At one time, Warhol himself could be booked as a model through the Zoli and Ford Models agencies.
As to the ultimate importance of fashion, Warhol captured it best: “Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.”
This presentation will be supplemented with select works by David Hockney.
 The Andy Warhol Museum, "Andy Warhol: The College Years," Past Exhibitions, August 6, 2011, accessed September 20, 2023, https://www.warhol.org/exhibition/andy-warhol-the-college-years/
 Simon Doonan, "Andy Warhol: Fashion" (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004), 7.
Andy Warhol, David Hockney