New York: np, 1974. U-matic videocassette. 7 x 10 in. Very good with slight molding on tape. Item #6460
An unreleased and unseen tape of Andy Warhol interviewing and chatting with Lou Reed, likely filmed as part of the “Factory Diary” series in the 1970s. Filmed at Barbara Hodes apartment, where Lou Reed was living at the time, by Andy Warhol’s longtime assistant, Vincent Fremont. Over the course of the 90 minute video, Lou Reed drinks a fifth of liquor and discusses gay leather aesthetics, his recent album and tour, future plans for creative endeavors, the Warhol and Factory scene, drugs, gossip, Patti Smith, kink, books and magazines, painting, gay bars, and his “fag photos.”
A rare and unguarded portrait of two American cultural icons at the height of their respective fame and creative outputs. The tape captures not only the topics and themes preoccupying their creative imaginaries, but also the social and intellectual dynamic between Warhol and Reed after more than a decade of collaboration.
We have not seen any other copies of this tape and have been unable to confirm the existence of any others. Provenance available upon request.
This sale does not include the intellectual property on the videotape.