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