Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - November 2006. Photo: irene.

When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums.
—Andy Warhol

One’s first impression of the Andy Warhol Museum is of a smart new specialty store—not exactly a department store, to be sure, but something on the scale of the old Henri Bendel’s on West Fifty-seventh Street in Manhattan or the new Barneys on Madison Avenue, only in this case distinctly downmarket and featuring but one line of goods: the artist’s reputation. In this respect, it also resembles some of the...

 

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