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Merchants of Style: Art and Fashion After Warhol

May 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Natasha Degen, cover of Merchants of Style book, and Alexandra Schwartz

Please join us for an event to launch Merchants of Style: Art and Fashion After Warhol on Tuesday, May 9. Natasha Degen, chair of Art Market Studies, will discuss her new book with curator and faculty member Alexandra Schwartz at 6 pm. A reception will follow.

Merchants of Style explores the accelerating convergence of art and fashion, looking at the interplay of artists and designers—and the role of institutions, both public and commercial—that has brought about this marriage of aesthetic industries. Degen argues that one figure more than any other anticipated this moment: Andy Warhol.

Beginning with an overview of art and fashion’s deeply entwined histories before picking up where Warhol left off, Merchants of Style tells the story of art’s emboldened forays into commerce and fashion’s growing embrace of art. As the two industries draw closer together than ever before, this book addresses urgent questions about what the future holds.

Degen recently published a guest essay in The New York Times related to Merchants of Style titled “The Met Gala, or When Fashion Consumes Art.” 

This event is free and open to the public; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States


Art Market Studies MA program
212 217.4300