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Andy Warhol's First NYC Workspace Is On the Market For $10M

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It's a two-story former firehouse building on the Upper East Side

Andy Warhol's very first New York City artist's studio - a two-story former firehouse on the Upper East Side, is now on the market for just under $10 million, Blouin Artinfo reports (h/t DNAinfo).

Warhol began renting the space at from the city for $150 a month when his artwork became too unwieldy to contain at his mother's house nearby on Lexington Avenue, between 89th and 90th Streets.

The artist wrote to the city asking if he could rent the space in 1962, and the city acquiesced. But Warhol was only there for a year. He terminated the lease in 1963, and moved to a building on East 47th Street, which was the original Factory.

Warhol's death and disaster series was created at the former firehouse building located at 159 East 87th Street. It's now on the market for $9.975 million, and can be converted into condos, a townhouse or mixed-use rentals, according to the sales listing.

It's currently used as a storage space by art dealership, Wildenstein & Co. Last year, the lease document Warhol signed for the space sold for $13,750.