We’re Hanging Our Idols.
“My idea of a good picture is one that is in focus and of a famous person” — Andy Warhol.
From high-end lithographs, to paintings, posters and coffee table books, these Rock Stars are all over luxury New York City apartments. Here are the Top 10 Artists I see in “Staged” homes in New York City:
1- David Bowie (pre-1980)
2- Johhny Cash (always the middle finger one)
3- Frank Sinatra (the mug shot)
4- Billie Holiday (almost always B&W)
5- Iggy Pop (various, lots of books)
6- Miles Davis (almost always pre-1960)
7- The Velvet Underground (lots of bananas)
8- Blondie (pre-1980)
9- Elvis Presley (the first album 95% of the time)
10- The Beatles (almost always post 1966)
It’s pretty easy to see, that at least in NYC, a little Rock and Roll rebellion has become a key cultural signifier for a certain kind of luxury home buyer.
I’m curious how this list differs depending on the city. What’s happening on the walls and coffee tables of your town?