Film + Video
The Andy Warhol Museum is home to over 400 Warhol films, from the early minimal masterpieces Sleep and Blow Job to the later epic work The Chelsea Girls along with the short portraits known collectively as Screen Tests. The museum also houses the entire Andy Warhol Video Collection – over 2500 videotapes which include all episodes and outtakes of his television series Fashion, Andy Warhol’s T.V., and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes, the soap operas Vivian’s Girls, Phoney, and Fight, and the large body of work known as Factory Diaries.
The film and video collection is critical to understanding the artist Andy Warhol. From the time he obtained his first film camera in 1963 until his death in 1987, Warhol actively explored the moving image, creating epic films, personal portraits, cable television shows, and music videos. His films and video capture the rich and raw texture of the fertile cultural milieu in which he lived and worked.