The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Exhibition of black and white photographs from Andy Warhol's Factory opens at Serena Morton II
Andy in a phone booth. © Billy Name / Reel Art Press.


LONDON.- Billy Name: The Silver Age is a collection of Billy Name’s iconic black and white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Billy’s images from this period (1964-68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history.

Serena Morton II presents Billy Name: The Silver Age this September. Working with Reel Art Press, who published Billy Name: The Silver Age in 2014, the show is produced in collaboration with Billy, and offers an extensive trip through Warhol’s world. Billy photographed the day-to-day happenings at the Factory with Andy, including visits from Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Nico, Edie Sedgwick and Ivy Nicholson; filming Screen Tests and features like Chelsea Girls, Vinyl and My Hustler.

On January 28, 1964, Warhol’s datebook notes, “New Studio 231 East 47th.” The space, a narrow floorthrough loft overlooking the street from the fourth floor of an industrial building in midtown Manhattan would become, The Silver Factory—a microcosm of the sixties and a focal point of avant-garde history. For Andy Warhol, 1964 would prove to be his watershed year. It was the year that he reinvented himself and shifted his persona from that of a commercial artist to the King of Pop.

After visiting Billy’s apartment on the Lower East Side, Warhol asked him to decorate his new loft. So, for the first six months of the year, living in a tiny closet at the Factory, Billy was responsible for the legendary ‘silverizing’ of the space, covering every square centimetre in either silver foil or silver spray paint. When Andy gave Billy a Pentax Honeywell 35mm camera, he took on the role of resident photographer and archivist.

This body of work begins with photographs documenting the very first months of the Silver Factory in 1964. We see the works Andy made: the Box Sculptures, the Jackies, the Marilyns and the Flowers.

1965 was largely defined by Edie Sedgwick’s presence at the Factory, and then from 1966 the social matrix of the Factory was defined by the activities of the Velvet Underground. Evident in the photographs is the atmosphere of dark glamour that epitomized the Factory during this period and embodied in songs such as “Venus in Furs”, “I’m Waiting for the Man”, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, and “Heroin.”

These stunning images are one of the most important documents of the Pop Art era. The exhibition will include numbered editions and original one of a kind vintage Factory era prints, complete with Factory stamp.





Today's News

September 30, 2015

Rare Byzantine mosaic that depicts ancient streets and buildings in Egypt restored

Victoria Miro opens first of two exhibitions at the gallery this autumn by Kara Walker

Beatles contract sold for £365,000 at Sotheby's London Rock & Pop auction today

Dresden museums head Hartwig Fischer appointed as Director of the British Museum

Broomberg & Chanarin's debut solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery on view in London

Exhibition of black and white photographs from Andy Warhol's Factory opens at Serena Morton II

Major monographic exhibition of works by Tamara de Lempicka on view in Verona

Group exhibition exploring depictions of the human figure in painting and sculpture opens at Michael Werner

Centre Pompidou in Paris acquires German expressionist painter Gabriele Münter's "Drachenkampf"

J. Paul Getty Trust presents third annual J. Paul Getty Medal to architect Frank Gehry

19th-century landscapes from the collection of Jay McDonald on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs

Sotheby's Paris to offer one of the world's largest collection of strip cartoons

Exhibition of new leaded-glass works by Richard Wright opens at Gagosian Gallery Rome

Woodmere exhibition showcases 50 years of work by black artists in Philadelphia

Osborne Samuel gallery opens major exhibition of linocuts by 20th-century artist Sybil Andrews

Exhibitions of works by Theodore A. Harris and Julius Bloch open at the La Salle University Art Museum

Glenstone Museum presents sculptures and drawings from each decade of Fred Sandback's career

First solo show in London by Rachel Rose opens at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Rima Girnius joins European Painting and Sculpture Department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Sotheby's announces Decorative Arts Week in New York

First UK survey of artist Emily Jacir opens at the Whitechapel Gallery

Kunsthaus Graz opens exhibition of works by Xu Zhen

Rose Art Museum opens satellite gallery Rosebud

'Bruna Stude: Shark Fin Soup' opens third art season at Alfstad& Contemporary

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful