Celebrity Portraits from the Andy Warhol Factory Years spans exactly two decades of portrait photography surrounding Andy Warhol’s Factory (New York City, 1963-1983), one of the most famous studios of creativity in an important period for contemporary art. The Warhol Factory Years were the era of Andy Warhol’s studios in New York from the time of the “Silver Factory” on E. 47th St. in 1964 through third and final location on Madison Avenue in the 1980s. The photographers in this exhibition portray Andy Warhol and some of his closest associates. The photographers are well-known individually.
Andy Warhol with Scars, 1969, Chromogenic print, Auflage 1 von 20
Gerard Malanga’s first photographic work was his collaborative project with Andy Warhol known as the Screen Tests. This important work was published as the cover photograph for the book, Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga, Screen Tests/A Diary (1967), which featured screen test portraits made in the Factory from 1963-1968. Malanga has also photographed some of the leading celebrities in the arts and literature, including his iconic portrait of Mick Jagger in this exhibition.
Billy Name began working in the Warhol Factory as a photographer in 1964, and his intimate black and white photographs of Andy Warhol and his portraits of the people in the Factory scene became instant icons.
Carl Fischer had his photography studio around the corner from Andy Warhol’s house in the Upper East Side of New York, where the photographs in this exhibition were shot.
Andy Preparing Red Canvas at The Factory, 1983, Color photographic print, Aufl. 1 von 35
Curtis Knapp was recruited to shoot to for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine in 1982, and the following year he did a series of portraits of Warhol in and around the Union Square Factory.
Text: Abstract of the catalogue essay of Prof. Dr. Martin Irvine, Washington, DC
The exhibition is sponsored by Martin Sanders, New York.