When Studio 54 opened, I was living around the corner on 56th Street and would go over to that block just to watch the crazy street scene with the mobs of people trying to get in. One night, a guy came up to me and asked if I wanted to go inside. I told him that I didn't know anybody there and didn't have any money. He said, "Come with me" and we walked right through the crowd and up to the front and went straight in without paying. "Who are you?" I asked, and he replied, "My name is Steve Rubell." Of course the next time I went, I took a bunch of friends and told the doorman that I was a friend of Steve's and he totally ignored us, so went over to Crisco Disco instead.

And now we can all relive those heady days, thanks to Christie's, who has came up with the perfect combination for a cool online-only auction: Andy Warhol and Studio 54. Over 215 Warhol paintings, drawings, photos and prints will be up for bids from April 26 until May 3, with many of the works relating to Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager's iconic nightclub Studio 54 and its celebrity habitues. Proceeds will benefit the Warhol Foundation and their programs to support artists and arts organizations. The first "Andy Warhol @ Christie's" auction in November 2012 doubled its pre-sale estimate. Go HERE for online viewing, and HERE for the auction homepage.