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Factory: Andy Warhol


Warhol's Factory as seen through the lens of a young Shore, providing an insider view of this extraordinary moment and place


Stephen Shore


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Warhol's Factory as seen through the lens of a young Shore, providing an insider view of this extraordinary moment and place

Stephen Shore was 17 years old when he began hanging out at The Factory - Andy Warhol's legendary studio in Manhattan. Between 1965 and 1967, Shore spent nearly every day there, taking pictures of its diverse cast of characters, from musicians to actors, artists to writers, and including Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, and Nico - not to mention Warhol himself. This book presents a personal selection of photographs from Shore’s collection, providing an insider's view of this extraordinary moment and place, as seen through the eyes of one of photography's most beloved practitioners.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 354 x 360 mm (14 x 10 1/4 in)
Pages: 192 pp
Illustrations: 175 Illustrations
ISBN: 9780714872742

Stephen Shore is one of the most influential photographers working today. He was the first living photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in 1971. Shore has been director of the photography program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, since 1982.

As featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, WSJ. Magazine, and on Artnet News, DazedDigital

"A rare look inside the legendary artist's studio in Manhattan." —Amuse-i-d.vice.com

"An illuminating art historical journey about Warhol's process. The distinctive formal qualities of his Factory images... presage Shore's celebrated career." —WSJ Magazine's

"Shore's important photos capture Warhol hard at work on his art." —Artnet News

"An insider view of Andy Warhol's Factory, provided by a teenage Stephen Shore." —Edward Moore, Jocks & Nerds

"Stephen Shore's intimate photographs unquestionably help us imagine what it must have been like." —Musee Magazine

"Candid black and white photographs... As well as capturing the everyday life of one of the 21st century's most famous artists, the book features portraits of many of his notable visitors, from The Velvet Underground, Allen Ginsberg and Yoko Ono to Warhol's brightest star, the society model, actress and muse Edie Sedgwick." —Daily Telegraph, Saturday magazine

"A ringside seat the king of pop art's star-studded New Studio... Reveals Warhol's unique way of working." —The Sunday Times magazine

"Stephen Shore, who quietly documented the glittering figures of Andy Warhol's Factory between 1965 and 1967, has to go down in history as the least phased 17-year-old boy to have ever come into contact with extremely cool people... For any observer looking at these photos with fresh eyes, they are an essential record of both the world's most infamous artist's studio, and the birth of Shore's own ways of seeing through photography." —DazedDigital.com

"Andy Warhol was an exciting innovator, dedicated to exploration and creation, and Stephen was just as driven in his art - poised to discover, as he puts it, new ways of photographic seeing... [Shore's] images in Factory: Andy Warhol, capture iconic artists at work, but they are also an insight into the developing eye of one of the world's greatest photographers." —i-D.vice.com

"Over 50 years on, [Shore's] photographs still fascinate, offering an insight into one of the most compelling and important artistic moments of the 20th century... There are behind-the-scenes shots of art and films being created but perhaps some of the most appealing shots are the candid images, showing everyone just hanging out, always looking immensely cool." —CreativeReview.co.uk

"A document for a period in time when Warhol's reputation was soaring and New York was moving to the beat of experimentalism, a time when filmmakers and musicians, and artists and their muses dominated New York's creative landscape. So much has been written of the Factory; but a picture is worth a thousand words." —We-Heart.com, James Davidson

"Pictures of the legendary studio's diverse cast of characters, from Edie Sedgewick to Lou Reed and Warhol himself. This book provides an insider's view of this extraordinary moment and place." —New Design

"Presents a personal selection of photographs - that moves away from the haphazard, myth-making pop-art parties that have been publicised around the studio - to provides an extraordinary insight into one of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century." —Opumo.com

"Visual inspiration... Shore captured everyday life in Warhol's Manhattan studio, developing as a photographer with every snap... These photographs - along with all 175 seen in the extensive book - provide insight into the collective creativity within the famous Factory walls." —Wallpaper.com

"Capture[s] the vibrant creativity of the New York art scene in the late 1960s... Shore, who sold his first photograph when he was just 14 years old, gained exceptional access to Warhol's creative world and documented the social and working life of the Factory." —BBC.co.uk Arts

"Film shoots, photo shoots, portraits and parties - it all looks like a riot... However, accompanying anecdotes [...] tell a wider story of drug abuse, suicide and desperation amid the glamour." —The Times, Saturday Review


"A rare look inside the legendary artist's studio in Manhattan." —Amuse-i-d.vice.com

"An illuminating art historical journey about Warhol's process. The distinctive formal qualities of his Factory images... presage Shore's celebrated career." —WSJ Magazine's

"Shore's important photos capture Warhol hard at work on his art." —Artnet News

"An insider view of Andy Warhol's Factory, provided by a teenage Stephen Shore." —Edward Moore, Jocks & Nerds


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