Andy Warhol, Nick Rhodes, and Mr. Chow’s

by Chris Murray on August 31, 2016

Yesterday The New York Times published a feature story on Michael Chow and his enduring Mr. Chow’s Restaurants. The story included a photo of Andy Warhol at Mr. Chow’s in 1985 with Nick Rhodes and Tina Chow at the East 57th Street location.

I enjoyed a few meals with Andy Warhol at Mr. Chow’s, including one when Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran was on the cover of Warhol’s Interview magazine. It was always an exciting time dining with Andy and while the Nick Rhodes cover issue was out, I remember a dinner Andy hosted at Mr. Chow’s with the brilliant photographer Christopher Makos, Jean-Michel Basquiat, artist Peter Wise, and a few others.

Interview Magazine

Here is that cover of Interview, featuring Rhodes. This particular issue is signed by Andy Warhol on the cover, and is available through Govinda Gallery. The Nick Rhodes interview by John Duka featured photographs by the legendary Albert Watson. That particular issue also featured a great photo spread by photographer Greg Gorman, along with other images by Mario Testino, David LaChapelle, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Patrick Demarchelier, among others. Interview published some of the best photography of its time in those days, and Govinda Gallery was fortunate to feature exhibitions of many of the Interview photographers. Also included in the November 1985 issue is Christopher Makos’s monthly photo column, In, as well as my college chum Glenn O’Brien’s music column, Beat.

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1 response to “Andy Warhol, Nick Rhodes, and Mr. Chow’s”

  1. Christine Nassikas says:

    OMG!!! What amazing memories!! Love this cover!! I loved Interview Magazine.

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