Ashley Longshore Makes History As She Becomes The First Solo Female Artist To Exhibit At Bergdorf Goodman

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Ashley Longshore and Bergdorf Goodman partner and celebrate the launch of The Pop Artist's Exhibit on January 11, 2018 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Ashley Longshore)

Photo Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Ashley Longshore

Renowned New Orleans based pop artist Ashley Longshore has just made history as the first solo female artist to have her artwork on display at Bergdorf Goodman. The fabulous Longshore’s pop up installation has taken over 945 square feet of the 7th floor hallway of the New York City flagship location as well as across all five of the iconic windows along Fifth Avenue.

Ashley Longshore Window Display at Bergdorf Goodman
Ashley Longshore Window Display at Bergdorf Goodman

Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpinAshley’s collectors include Blake Lively, Penelope Cruz, Lorraine Schwartz and many of Wall Street’s elite. The pop up includes her most popular paintings of icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Frida Kahlo as well as her coveted diamond rugs, jeweled butterflies, porcelain plates, trays, sculptures and more.    

Blake Lively and Ashley Longshore at The Launch of the Pop Artist's Exhibit
Blake Lively and Ashley Longshore at the launch of the pop artist’s exhibit

Photo Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Ashley Longshore

“Bergdorf Goodman is the Mount Everest of luxury in the United States of America.There is not another single store in this country that contains more top notch,highbrow, upper echelon brands or a more intimate, 5-star shopping experience. It is La Grande Dame of consumerism. To have the opportunity to take over this iconic space on the 7th floor is not only an honor, but it is the highest pinnacle of pinnacles for me. I am beyond ecstatic for the opportunity to fill the halls with my paintings, sculpture and furniture. It is no doubt the summit of the retail art experience,” says Longshore.

Ashley Longshore and Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Ashley Longshore and Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Photo Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Ashley LongshoreWe spoke with the hilariously talented Ashley Longshore about her start in the art world, her path to success and how one of her most proud accomplishments of 2017 was turning down a plate of chicken strips.

How did you get your start in the art world?

“Everything great starts with a feelin. And one day i had a feelin that I needed to paint … I was a wild woman and could not stop. I built a portfolio and then started hustlin…. it was damn hard.. but I have never EVER had the notion to give up….”

What has your path to success looked like?

“If I could compare it to anything it would be like showing you scars all over my body… it’s been hard… but thank goodness self love and a solid pep talk every morning have paid off.. and by the way, those things are FREE….”

Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman
Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman

Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

“From my life.. from every interaction… from my experience as an American woman living in a money hungry, fame obsessed, consumptive society that allows for an endless amount of opportunity… you must dodge the bullshit and go straight to the prize…”

What is your favorite piece of art you’ve created (or top 3)? 

“damn… this is hard… i love LIL mis muffett became Warren Buffett and stacked up her own money honey. And also gucci jesus…. and I do not cook, I do not clean. I do not fly commercial… and my presidents… and my ladies…. and anything that says poontang.”

Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman
Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman

Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

How does it feel seeing your art brought to life across the Bergdorf Goodman window display?

“It made me cry like a mom meeting her baby for the first time.. it was a moment that can only be interpreted through dance not words *dab*”

What was your most proud accomplishment in 2017?

“Inspiring people to believe they can do anything… and there was this one time that I passed up chicken strips and I thought that showed incredible inner strength.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2018?

“Working HARD!!!!!! Making Art! Laughing and dancing with my team!!!!! Learning!!!! Celebrating life everyday… and I look forward to opportunity!!!!!!!”

Ashley Longshore Window Display at Bergdorf Goodman
Ashley Longshore Window Display at Bergdorf Goodman

Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman
Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman

Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman
Ashley Longshore 7th floor exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman

Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

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