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'SANDY' WARHOL: Recalling the pop-art icon's La Jolla days

'SANDY' WARHOL: Recalling the pop-art icon's La Jolla days

Andy Warhol on the beach at WindanSea, May 1968 COURTESY TONY RUFFIN

La Jolla isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think Andy Warhol, but the pasty pop-art superstar actually combed the sunny beaches of WindanSea and La Jolla Shores in May 1968. He and a group of about a dozen actors, artists, filmmakers and fabulous hangers-on came here to shoot a surf film, San Diego Surf, during one of the most idyllic periods of Warhol’s career.

In his autobiography, Popism: The Andy Warhol Sixties, Warhol called La Jolla “one of the most beautiful places I’d ever seen.” He wrote: “Everybody was so happy being in La Jolla that the New York...

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