Andy’s Candy: artist Colin Verdi

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Photography Richie Talboy

Published December 26, 2017

“I was inspired by Warhol’s unabashed gayness and his championing of openly queer people,” says the painter Colin Verdi, who tipped his hat to the Pop Art master by embellishing Coach’s unisex shearling lumber jacket with renderings of three Factory “superstars”: Jane Forth, Holly Woodlawn and, of course, Candy Darling.

We took the fabulous piece for a spin on the streets of Warhol’s most beloved city.