Superstars, limos, sororities … Andy Warhol’s life exposed in unseen images
Book and exhibition will be followed by digitisation of papa creators images, presenting public be made available to remarkable visual diary
Tens of thousands of unpublished slides taken by Andy Warhol of celebrity friends such as Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Debbie Harry are to be made public for the first time in what is described as an unparalleled collecting of his photography.
More than 130,000 individual chassis have been made available by the Andy Warhol Foundation for a forthcoming volume, exhibit and the digitisation for the public of every single image- most of which have not been seen before. Distinguishes on 3,600 contact membranes is demonstrating that Warhol reproduced simply 17% of his photographs.
Spanning 11 years leading up to the artist’s death in 1987, the likeness open doors to both his brilliant social curve and his private world. In one photo, the writer Truman Capote is shown stretching out on a couch. In a series of hundreds of envisions capturing an unfolding tale, Jon Gould, Warhol’s last lover, is shown on the beach, in the snow and on a boat.
The Contact Warhol project to obligate the photographs available for public regard is headed by Peggy Phelan and Richard Meyer, prowess professors at Stanford University, California, which acquired the archive from the Warhol Foundation.