- By Cynthia Lum
Andy Warhol: Photo Factory, a never before exhibited collection of rare Warhol Photographs, will be on view at NeueHouse Hollywood until July 9, 2021. The incredibly comprehensive survey features over 120 images, 20 of which have never been seen before. With four films from Warhol’s private Screen Tests series, Archie and George with Coca Cola, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick and Kipp Stagg, and Freddy Last Dance, shown throughout the exhibition, the show allows for an intimate view of the artist’s life and work.
Additionally, NeueHouse and Fotografiska have created Photo Factory After Hours, a new event series to celebrate the groundbreaking exhibition. The lineup of events will offer live music, art, dance, conversations, and exclusive screenings of rare Warhol films recurring throughout the exhibition’s run. Prepare yourself to understand Warhol’s fascination with photography and his practice of capturing successive moments in time.
“Warhol was as restless as he was relentless and shortly after he took up film, he picked up his own cameras: Polaroids and nifty little point-and-shoots. All of Warhol’s silk-screened and painted portraits, both commissioned and otherwise, were based on his Polaroids. His sitters included an ever-changing pantheon of pop celebrities, from Dolly Parton to Keith Haring, Jane Fonda to Pele, as well as a gaggle of New York drag queens and a host of pretty boys only too happy to take their clothes off for the camera.” said curator, writer, and photography critic, Vince Aletti.
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