Warhol: lazy and cheap?
ANDY Warhol was not an early riser, and he was tight with a dollar, his plastic surgeon recalls.
Dr. Pamela Lipkin spoke at the fund-raising gala for Les Couleurs, a charity founded by two Lithuanian émigrés, Aura Copeland and Raminta Lilaite, that supports children from underprivileged backgrounds and promotes arts programs in Haitian orphanages.
“Andy Warhol, who was a client in the ’80s, would call in the middle of the night and ask if he could come over to get collagen injections,” Lipkin said. “When I suggested he come in the morning before I operate, he was not pleased.”
The pop artist was characteristically close-fisted with the doctor: “He would also always try to negotiate my fee for something lower.”