From chic uptown Manhattan to the Bohemian Greenwich Village of the 1960s, Jane Holzer flowed with panache. Dubbed “Baby Jane” by a high-society gossip columnist, the elegant model became both a confident of Pop art icon Andy Warhol, and a subject in his films and other artistic creations. Their symbiotic relationship helped elevate both to international fame.
To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol’s First Superstar runs through May 25 at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The exhibition includes films, prints, paintings and sculptures, some seldom seen. It focuses primarily on the 1962-65 period of Warhol’s career, during which Holzer played a pivotal role.
“Andy Warhol and Baby Jane Holzer hold a special place in American pop culture,” says Norton Museum Executive Director Hope Alswang. “He was the epitome of the avant-garde and she was the epitome of style.”
— Kingsley Guy