Cheeky "Warholiday" Exhibit Opens at Mulberry Union Square


All images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Mulberry, the Brit luxury goods purveyor that opened its San Francisco flagship on Grant Avenue in June 2012, has quickly earned a rep as one of the tony street's most whimsical retailers, hosting fanciful displays in its third-floor gallery on the regular. (Witness November's "English Wonderland," which invited guests to snap selfies in a maze of delightful faux greenery and partake in a tea party to make the Mad Hatter gaga.)

Today, the brand opens the doors on Warholiday, a pop-up exhibition of 36 works by Andy Warhol, on loan from Christie's Private Sales. Forget what you know about the papa of Pop Art: This collection wanders out into the snowy woods with a number of holiday-themed works (including a somewhat unironic Christmas card) from Warhol's days as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s. Polaroid play in the '80s also turned out some sweet vintage shots.

Hosts Maggie Rizer Mehran and Alex Mehran, along with Town&Country, will fete the collection with a private party tonight, but you can see them for yourself in store. Many of the pieces have never before been viewed by the public, but now they can be yours to own—Christie's projects sales of $2,000 to $30,000 each. Santa, are you listening?

Dec. 13-19 at Mulberry, 166 Grant Ave., 415.685.6856,

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