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‘Villa Iolas, 1982’

WILLIAM E. JONES/DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY/LOS ANGELES, CA

THE LEGENDARY gallerist Alexander Iolas gave Andy Warhol his first solo show, in New York City in 1952. The Egyptian-born curator, who owned a villa in Athens, Greece, collected painting, sculpture, ceramics and people. “He was afraid of being alone,” says William E. Jones, who was invited to the villa in the summer of 1982, when he was a freshman at Yale (his classmate was the gallerist’s grandniece).

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