Factory: Photography And The Warhol Community

Factory: Photography And The Warhol Community

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Of the many ways in which Pop artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) has influenced contemporary art, perhaps the most significant is the collaborative sphere he orchestrated through The Factory. Established in 1962, The Factory was a studio space that also served as a locus for social and cultural interactions between Warhol and a host of assistants, friends, lovers, fellow artists and curious onlookers. A space of both labor and leisure, The Factory was a vital community that grew increasingly mobile over the course of Warhol's career. Within it, artists forged a cultural and social world that became one of the earliest examples of a relational approach to art making. The Factory examines the critical role that photography played in both documenting and realizing the flamboyant bohemian culture of this community. It includes the work of numerous professional and amateur photographers, Factory insiders and passing voyeurs, as well as the photographs of Warhol himself. Combining photo strips and Polaroids with small-scale black-and-white and color prints, an intimate perspective on the Factory emerges resembling a family album. Warhol ultimately sought to turn the Factory outward and include the public at large, and a selection of books, magazines and celebrity photographs highlights the more public and increasingly global scope of Warhol's social and cultural practice.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 202 x 238 x 14mm | 739.35g
  • La Fábrica
  • Madrid, Spain
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 8415303726
  • 9788415303725
  • 1,053,362

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Encuadernación: Rústica con solapas. Edición Bilingüe: Inglés-Español.Un libro con fotografías de Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Brigid Berlin, Nat Finkelstein, Christopher Makos, Billy Name, Stephen Shore, Andy Warhol...El estudio del artista pop Andy Warhol se conoció como The Factory. Más que un lugar físico, The Factory fue, como lo sugiere su nombre, un modelo de colaboración entre Warhol y varios asistentes, empleados, artistas y amigos que crearon obras de arte a gran escala. The Factory no solo generó pinturas. También produjo cine, escultura, performances multimedia y material impreso para ámbitos tan variados como la autobiografía o las revistas de las estrellas de cine. En el proceso, The Factory emergió como una comunidad vital y un espacio para la experimentación tanto cultural como social. Este libro, a través de una constelación de perspectivas fotográficas, ofrece un retrato de las tribus de Warhol.Este año, PHotoEspaña presenta la exposición De la Factory al mundo. Fotografía y la comunidad de Warhol, que presenta, en el Teatro Fernán Gómez / Centro de Arte (Pz. de Colón, 4), el trabajo de The Factory, espacio de interacción social y cultural creado por Andy Warhol. La muestra también examina de cerca el papel decisivo de la fotografía en la documentación de la cultura bohemia del famoso estudio.show more

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