Karen Bystedt brings a touch of Royalty to our Icons with her mixed media murals, first in LA and now Crowning New York City
Karen Bystedt, American visual artist, founder and photographer of “The Lost Warhols” brings to life one of the greatest art icons of the twentieth century. Bystedt was born in Israel and grew up in major cities such as London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She was a student at NYU, working on a book on the top male models of the era, when she cold called Andy Warhol. Andy himself answered the phone and agreed to a rare sitting with Bystedt in the conference room at ‘The Factory’. Bystedt is most acknowledged for a series of photographs she took of Andy in 1982, also known as “The Lost Warhols.” Bystedt has undertaken many collaborations with other admirable artists, such as hip-hop artist Chris Brown (aka ‘Konfuzed’) using the Warhol images as the basis for her art.