Stars, limos, sororities … Andy Warhol’s life exposed in invisible images
Book and exhibition will be followed by digitisation of papa masters pictures, contributing public be made available to amazing visual diary
Tens of thousands of unpublished paintings taken by Andy Warhol of luminary friends such as Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Debbie Harry are to be made public for the first time in what is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 accumulation of his photography.
More than 130,000 individual chassis have been made available by the Andy Warhol Foundation for a forthcoming notebook, exhibit and the digitisation for the general public of every single image- most of which have not been seen before. Differentiates on 3,600 contact membranes show that Warhol engraved merely 17% of his photographs.
Spanning 11 years leading up to the artist’s death in 1987, the epitomes open doors to both his dazzling social clique and his private world. In one photo, the writer Truman Capote is shown stretching out on a couch. In a series of hundreds of paints capturing an undoing relationship, Jon Gould, Warhol’s last boyfriend, is shown on the beach, in the snowfall and on a boat.
The Contact Warhol project to constitute the photographs available for public consider is headed by Peggy Phelan and Richard Meyer, prowess professors at Stanford University, California, which acquired the archive from the Warhol Foundation.