Andy Warhol
Distorted image of  Andy Warhol wearing sunglasses and a black leather jacket, New York, ca.1960s. Photo by Weegee Arthur Fellig/International Center of Photography/Getty Images.

Andy Warhol, the original king of documenting celebrity culture, is the focus of a new exhibition, Andy Warhol: Photo Factory at Fotografiska New York. The show, on view from September 10, 2021—January 30, 2021, is a  comprehensive survey of Warhol’s photographic opus over the years. From his iconic polaroids of cultural figures like Dolly Parton and Marsha P. Johnson and lesser-seen gelatin silver prints, to personal photo booth strips and Warhol’s final body of work, the stitched photographs series—this show offers an intimate view into the diary of the artist’s life and work. Andy Warhol: Photo Factory features over 120 images—20 of which have never been exhibited. In addition to his photographic work, four films produced by Warhol—Archie and George with Coca Cola, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick and Kipp Stagg, and Freddie’s Last Dance—will also be featured.

Andy Warhol: Photo Factory, gives the viewer an overview of the many mediums of Warhol’s practice. His earlier photographic work served as catalyst for his eventual silkscreen paintings, commissioned portraits, and commercial work. There’s photographs of Basquiat eating at Mr. Chow, Keith Haring, Debbie Harry, Photo Booth images taken in Times Square, screen test in Warhol’s factory—this show is also a love letter to Warhol x New York. Th exhibition is curated by Grace Noh of Fotografiska New York in collaboration with Jessica Jarl of Fotografiska, Jack Shainman Gallery, and James R. Hedges, IV.

Andy Warhol
Bananas, 1978 unique Polaroid print © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

 

Preview some of the iconic polaroids and images on view, below:

 

 

Andy Warhol: Photo Factory is on view from September 10, 2021—January 30, 2022 at Fotografiska New York.

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