Karen Bystedt attributes influence in her work to Warhol. Andy, dazzled by celebrities from Debbie Harry to Dennis Hopper, snapped anyone who was anyone, and yet he allowed himself to be photographed in 1982 by a 19-year-old NYU photography student, Bystedt. What sets Bystedt apart from other celebrity photographers is her unique ability to see stars before they have risen, roles before they have been played, and to support those manifesting their dreams. In 1993, Bystedt published "Before They Were Famous", a collection of intimate photographs and candid interviews with actors such as Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr., Lawrence Fishburne, Laura Dern, Patrick Dempsey and many more.
"The Lost Warhols" remained hidden until 2011, and are only now being offered for sale in limited edition box sets and 40" x 40" prints.
Four of Karen's photographs from "The Lost Warhols" Fine Art Photo Collection are now a part of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. The Collection was featured at Art Basel Miami 2011. One of the final 40" x 40" artist prints will be auctioned at the exclusive Grand Prix Amber Lounge event in Monaco on May 25th, 2012.
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY
2525 Michigan Ave C2 Santa Monica, CA 90404
For inquiries regarding The Lost Warhol Box Set, please contact:
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery -
Rare, Vintage and Contemporary Photographs
1712 Tropical Ave.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310 - 274 - 4028
For information regarding sales of The Karen Bysetdt / Speedy Graphito Collaboration, please contact:
FABIEN CASTANIER GALLERY
12196 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, CA 91604
(818)748 - 6014