Andy Warhol's Sexy Studio 54 Portraits
MAN OF THE HOUR
Artist Andy Warhol takes a rare step in front of the lens for a photo with Michael Jackson, circa 1981. More than 200 of Warhol's 1970s and 1980s celebrity portraits from New York City's legendary Studio 54 (including this shot) are up for auction at Christie's and available online. This particular photo is estimated to go for $15,000 - $20,000.
Brooke Shields, then just 15, gets dolled up for a night out at the club in 1980. "I would get invited to Studio 54, but I'd leave before all the craziness and drugs happened," she told Haute Living earlier this year. "I never saw the bag passed around."
A photo from Jerry Hall's birthday party – on July 3, 1980 – includes the model, plus ex Mick Jagger and his Rolling Stones bandmate, Keith Richards.
A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY
A young Elton John, decked out in a cowboy hat and leather jacket, kicks back with pals on Aug. 10, 1982. Though the club closed for a short while in 1981, it reopened later that year, attracting rising stars in music and movies.
A strapping Matt Dillon celebrates his 18th birthday in 1982 with Chastity (now Chaz) Bono, 12, by his side.
Superman Christopher Reeve gets chatty in a Studio 54 shot from Feb. 20, 1979.
Designer Diane von Furstenberg was a regular on the party scene, and Studio 54 was her club of choice. Here, she strikes a glam pose for a shot taken in 1980.
IT'S A CELEBRATION
Nights out at the club – like this one, on Aug. 10, 1982 – didn't age Bill Murray, seen here with Maura Moynihan.
Dustin Hoffman and a lovely lady friend get ready for a night on the town in 1979.
A MAN'S WORLD
Baby-faced Richard Gere, then 31, chats with mogul Barry Diller in a candid from 1980.
SUCH A DRAG
Letting loose, Liza Minnelli poses between puffs during a 1979 dinner party. See more of Warhol's photos – and place your bids – at Christies.com.