Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

 

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67
July 26–August 25, 2007
London

“One May afternoon when we were filming in L’Avventura, a young kid named Stephen Shore came by to take pictures of us. He’d made a short film that was shown at the Film-Makers’ Coop the same night in February as my ‘The Life of Juanita Castro’ and afterward he’d come over to me and asked if he could come by the Factory – he was taking still photographs and had heard there was a lot going on there.” (Andy Warhol in POPism: The Warhol Sixties, Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett)

Celebrated for his groundbreaking work with color photography in such seminal series as American Surfaces (1972) and Uncommon Places (1973–1979), Stephen Shore is rightly considered one of the most influential photographers to have emerged from the last half of the twentieth century. This exhibition focuses on the period 1965–67 which Shore spent at Warhol’s Factory, a time which was to have a great influence on his own work.

 

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As somewhat of a child prodigy, Shore had developed an interest in photography from the age of six and by the age of fourteen had already famously sold three of his prints to Edward Steichen at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1965, shortly after an initial request, Shore was invited to take photographs at the restaurant L’Avventura where Warhol was shooting what was to become the film Restaurant. From that time on, Shore spent almost every day at The Factory, observing and photographing the many goings-on of a now famous cast of characters—Warhol himself, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Billy Name, International Velvet and Paul Morrissey, amongst others.

The photographs taken at this time not only document the 'golden days' of the Factory before the attempt on Warhol's life by Valerie Solanas in 1968. This was a time when Warhol was making films almost on a weekly basis and Shore was clearly influenced by the laconic nature of these films, Warhol's use of serial imagery and his obsession with recording everything around him, aspects which would take Shore's own documentary photography to a new level. "I think I learned by observing, not observing him in order to learn, just by being exposed to the decisions and actions he was making.... By the end of my stay at the Factory, I found that just my contact with, and observation of, Andy led me to think differently about my function as as an artist. I became more aware of what I was doing." (Stephen Shore in The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory, 1965-67, text by Lynne Tillman)

 

Installation Views
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

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Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, July 26–August 25, 2007

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Exhibited Works
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, 1965-67

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol with Kip Stagg, 1965-67 (printed c. 2007)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol with Kip Stagg, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, 1965–67

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
48.3 × 32.4 cm
19 × 12 3/4 inches
67.9 × 52.1 cm (framed)
26 3/4 × 20 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Marie Menken, 1965-67

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Marie Menken, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYCas off, 1965-67

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYCas off, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYC, 1965–67

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYC, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Ann Reynolds, Ed Hood, Donald Lyons, 1965-67

Stephen Shore
Ann Reynolds, Ed Hood, Donald Lyons, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Billy Name, Bibbe Hansen, 1965-67 (printed c. 2007)

Stephen Shore
Billy Name, Bibbe Hansen, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Donald Lyons, Edie Sedgwick, Genevieve Charbon Cerf, 1965–67

Stephen Shore
Donald Lyons, Edie Sedgwick, Genevieve Charbon Cerf, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick using the only phone in the Factory, NYC, 1965-67

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick using the only phone in the Factory, NYC, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
International Velvet with Andy Warhol, 1965–67

Stephen Shore
International Velvet with Andy Warhol, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Paul Jasmine & Gino Piserchio, 1965-67 (printed c. 2008)

Stephen Shore
Paul Jasmine & Gino Piserchio, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965-67 (printed c. 2008)

Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, 1965-67

Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Rene Ricard, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone, Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67

Stephen Shore
Rene Ricard, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone, Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Rod LaRod, Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, 1965-67

Stephen Shore
Rod LaRod, Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Benedetta Barzini, Julie Garfield, Warhol, Reed, Morrison, 1965-67 (printed c. 2007)

Stephen Shore
Benedetta Barzini, Julie Garfield, Warhol, Reed, Morrison, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London
Stephen Shore
Andy with mirrored disco ball, 1965-67 (printed c. 2006)

Stephen Shore
Andy with mirrored disco ball, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Details
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, 1965-67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol with Kip Stagg, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol with Kip Stagg, 1965-67 (printed c. 2007)
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
48.3 × 32.4 cm
19 × 12 3/4 inches
67.9 × 52.1 cm (framed)
26 3/4 × 20 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, 1965–67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Marie Menken, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Marie Menken, 1965-67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYCas off, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYCas off, 1965-67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYC, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYC, 1965–67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Ann Reynolds, Ed Hood, Donald Lyons, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Ann Reynolds, Ed Hood, Donald Lyons, 1965-67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Billy Name, Bibbe Hansen, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Billy Name, Bibbe Hansen, 1965-67 (printed c. 2007)
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Donald Lyons, Edie Sedgwick, Genevieve Charbon Cerf, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Donald Lyons, Edie Sedgwick, Genevieve Charbon Cerf, 1965–67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick using the only phone in the Factory, NYC, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick using the only phone in the Factory, NYC, 1965-67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
International Velvet with Andy Warhol, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
International Velvet with Andy Warhol, 1965–67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Paul Jasmine & Gino Piserchio, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Paul Jasmine & Gino Piserchio, 1965-67 (printed c. 2008)
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965-67 (printed c. 2008)
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches

Stephen Shore
Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, 1965-67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Rene Ricard, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone, Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Rene Ricard, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone, Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Rod LaRod, Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Rod LaRod, Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, 1965-67
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Benedetta Barzini, Julie Garfield, Warhol, Reed, Morrison, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Benedetta Barzini, Julie Garfield, Warhol, Reed, Morrison, 1965-67 (printed c. 2007)
Stephen Shore – The Velvet Years. Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 – London

Stephen Shore
Andy with mirrored disco ball, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm
12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm (framed)
20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy with mirrored disco ball, 1965-67 (printed c. 2006)
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Selected Press

‘I never got on with Edie’
Financial Times, article by Jane Ure-Smith, August 4, 2007

Auf dem Pflaster blüht der Glamour
Süddeutsche Zeitung, review by Adrian Kreye, July 12, 2007