Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is often cited, next to Jackson Pollock, as among the top American artists of the last century. Others name him, alongside Pablo Picasso, as one of the most important 20th-century artists in the world. Wherever one places him, Warhol's reach is indisputable. His visual vocabulary has become a part of the vernacular from which it originally came. Even his prescient 1968 statement `in the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes' has become as ubiquitous as the 24-hour news cycle itself. The late Arthur and Teddy Edelman were co-owners of Fleming-Joffe, which became the leading supplier of high-fashion leathers. Andy Warhol joined their team as a graphic designer in 1958. After a six-year stint, he left the business in 1964, the same year the Edelmans received the Neiman Marcus Award for distinguished service in the field of fashion. The Edelmans sold Fleming-Joffe in 1971 and launched Edelman Leather a decade later, with the goal of providing luxury upholstery to architects and interior designers for high-end residential, office, hospitality, aviation, and marine projects. Warhol contributed the iconic This is a chair upholstered in Edelman Leather poster that distinguished the brand.