Recurring Event I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video, and Television
The Warhol celebrates Andy Warhol’s work in film and video with the inauguration of a long-term exhibition showcasing the largest installation of his media works.
Warhol’s most important films, including The Chelsea Girls (1966) and Screen Tests (1964-66), will be continuously projected on more than 20 large screens. Two newly restored films, Face (1965)with Edie Sedgwick and The Velvet Underground in Boston (1967) unseen since the 1960s, will be premiered as part of the installation.
In addition, all of the episodes of Warhol’s three television series, Fashion (1979-80), Andy Warhol’s T.V. (1980-83), and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes (1985-87), will be simultaneously shown in the galleries contextualized with other little known work including numerous informal Factory Diaries; Warhol’s soap opera-like experimental dramas, Vivian’s Girls (1973), Phoney (1973), and Fight (1975); the artist’s only intentionally-produced piece of “video art,” Water, commissioned by Yoko Ono for an exhibition in 1971; and three short comedy pieces broadcast on Saturday Night Live in 1981.
Made possible by a generous gift of equipment from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., this new installation will allow viewers to experience a comprehensive range of Warhol’s influential media work surrounded by his archives, paintings, drawing, photographs, and other art.
Made possible through a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc