New York: np, 1964-65. Nine (9) b/w silver gelatin prints. Various sizes. All very good or near fine. One photograph stamped “Factory Foto”; annotations to versos of prints in the hand of Gerard Malanga and others. Item #5898
Nine rare behind-the-scenes photographs from filmmaking at the Factory. In June of 1963 Andy Warhol purchased a 16mm Bolex camera, and within a month he began making movies. Warhol was a prolific filmmaker, producing or directing roughly 150 films over the next two decades, not including his Screen Tests, of which he made nearly 500. Ranging in length from two minutes to 25 hours, Warhol’s film output was varied, experimental, and significantly influenced the trajectory of avant-gar- de and independent film. While Warhol backed off from direct- ing after around 1969, his film production continued throughout the 1970’s under the direction of Paul Morrissey. Often screened at the Factory as well as New York underground theaters such as the Filmmakers’ Cinematheque, many of these works included formal experimentations such as two screen projections, film projected at a frame rate slower than it was shot, superimposition, and long, static shots.
This collection includes nine vintage photographs documenting Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga working on films behind the scenes on set at the Factory, as well as other shots of War- hol, Edie Sedgwick, and others making art and hanging around off screen. Included in this collection are images of Tennessee Williams and Marie Menken, Warhol behind his Bolex camera, beside Malanga directing him, holding bananas, and at an art opening.
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