New York: np, 1965. Eight (8) b/w silver gelatin prints. Various sizes. All very good or near fine. Four annotated in the hand of Gerard Malanga on verso. Item #5901
Eight production stills from Andy Warhol’s 1965 black and white experimental film Vinyl, shot entirely on location at the Factory starring Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, Ondine, Tosh Carillo, and others.
An adaptation of the 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, released 6 years prior to Kubrick’s version. Written by playwright Ronald Tavel, this film marked Warhol’s move towards scripted features, utilizing the growing group of artists and scenesters hanging around the Factory as film extras. Vinyl is typically credited as Edie Sedgwick’s first film role, although she appeared in a non- speaking role in Warhol’s Horse, released earlier the same year. Sedgwick in Vinyl is also silent, largely sitting and smoking
at the side of the frame, looking unaffected by the violence and action. Like many of Warhol’s productions, Vinyl was shot unrehearsed and includes background actors not even aware they were in the film during the shoot. Vinyl premiered at Jonas Mekas’ Film-makers Cinematheque on June 4, 1965.
This collection of eight photo prints includes stills from the film featuring Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, and Ondine, and behind-the-scenes production shots featuring Warhol directing Malanga with Sedgwick and Billy Name assisting. Collected by Jonas Mekas, most of the prints have captions on the verso written by hand.
Item level inventory available upon request.