What to wear at Andy Warhol’s birthday party


#41 Dress like Andy. Never mind that the party is August 8 and that you’ll be dancing up a storm at Playthink Studio’s Silver Factory birthday party. You’ll never go wrong dressed in leather and turtleneck. (scarf optional)

#42 Wear sunglasses.

Shades give you that all-important spirit of aloof detachment. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, in fact 8:00 at night is just the right time. (Just ask international scencester, Joey London. Any time’s the right time to look good.)

43. Impersonate Andy. Here’s some inspiration:

Jared Harris

Guy Pearce

David Bowie

#44 You don’t have to copy Andy. There are plenty other factory people to emulate. (some wearing much less than others)

#45 Have I mentioned the wig?

#46 Realize, of course, that compared with the Silver Factory Superstars,

your scene sucks.

#47 Feel free to dress any way you want, as anyone you want, in your boots of shiny, shiny leather.

#48 And if your wardrobe is lacking, don’t let that keep you from the party. Come ready to dress up. Costumes will be available.

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8 ways to celebrate Andy on 08.08.08 at 8 for 8.

Okay, so Andy’s birthday is really on August 6. But this year it’s his 80th and the weekend works out much nicer don’t you think?

Today I’ll share with you the first eight ways you can celebrate our Silver Factory Birthday Bash at Playthink Studio in Dayton. I’ll continue to post these every few days till we reach 80.

#1 Help us turn 411 E. Fifth Street into a Silver Factory.

We’ll decorate the walls, bring in the mylar balloons, act glamorous and work like fools making the most outrageous works of multimedia artwork.

#2. Paint your BMW

…or somebody else’s like Andy demonstrates here. We suggest either being really sneaky or using washable paint. (Or you can make an art car out of your truck and use it to give away free books.)

#3 Wanna come to the party looking glamorous? Wear a wig.

Why go natural when there’s so many colors of platinum to choose from?

4. Make a time capsule.

Cardboard box + stuff + time = treasure.

“What you should do is get a box for a month, and drop everything in it and at the end of the month lock it up. Then date it and send it over to Jersey.” A. Warhol, THE philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and back again, London, 1975.

5. Bring your Polaroid camera and take pictures of your shirtless Austrian friends.

# 6 Make wallpaper.

cow wallpaper
cow wallpaper

Andy taught us the value of repeating images. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if we copied him. Again and again. We’ll have lots of print making opportunity at the Playthink Silver Factory. Come prepared to work.

#7 Don’t be afraid to invite another artist who’s even more beautiful than you to the party.

#8. Document! Document! Document!

Take pictures. Bring your tape recorder. Make movies. Don’t let any image escape you. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be unashamedly chic, reproduce priceless works of art without remorse, act unapologetically aloof and untouchable, and schmooze and be schmoozed by Dayton, Ohio’s most schmoozable hipsters. You’ll want to remember this day forever.

Eight more ways to celebrate Andy’s big day are coming soon! Got an idea? Send them on by.