Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore: Rene Ricard, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, unidentified woman; middle row: Mary (Might) Woronov, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone; background: Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick. Paraphernalia’s opening and show (1966); clothes designer Betsey Johnson, store owner Paul Young, 1965-7 (page 113). © Stephen Shore

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Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore

Noted photographer Stephen Shore opens his archives for an unseen look into Warhol's seminal Factory...

So much has been written of the Factory. Originally occupying the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street, New York, Andy Warhol moved his iconic studio when the building was due to be torn down but the ghosts remained. Cale and Reed and Nico, the tragic Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Jonas Mekas, and Stephen Shore.

Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore, published by Phaidon

Shore would go on to be one of America’s most noted photographers, his scenes of Americana and isolation, mundanity and melancholy, exhibited in galleries the world over — but it his photographs of the original Factory that are of concern here; his insider’s view of Warhol’s rise, his snapshots of a seminal cultural juncture in process.

Caught between 1965 and ’67, Shore’s images have been compiled in a new Phaidon publication, Factory: Andy Warhol, many rarely seen and many previously unpublished. Joined by an essay from writer Lynne Tillman, and 16 interviews from Factory regulars (John Cale; Paul Morrissey; Maureen Tucker … ), the book serves as 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.

Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore is published by Phaidon.

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John Cale, Jan Cramer, Paul Morrissey, Nico, Gerard Malanga

Stephen Shore: John Cale, Jan Cramer, Paul Morrissey, Nico, Gerard Malanga, 1965-7 (page 107). © Stephen Shore

Andy Warhol silk-screening Flowers, 1965-7

Stephen Shore: Andy Warhol silk-screening Flowers, 1965-7 (page 46). © Stephen Shore

Lou Reed, 1965-7

Stephen Shore: Lou Reed, 1965-7 (page 101). © Stephen Shore

The Factory, 1965-7

Stephen Shore: The Factory, 1965-7 (page 1). © Stephen Shore

Malanga, Sally Kirkland Dancing at a party in the penthouse of Mr. Kenneth

Stephen Shore: Malanga, Sally Kirkland Dancing at a party in the penthouse of Mr. Kenneth (page 69). © Stephen Shore

Andy Warhol in hotel room during filming of My Hustler

Stephen Shore: Andy Warhol in hotel room during filming of My Hustler, 1965-7 (page 173). © Stephen Shore

Andy Warhol on fire escape of the Factory

Stephen Shore: Andy Warhol on fire escape of the Factory, 231 East 47th Street, 1965-7 (page 20). © Stephen Shore

Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore
Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore

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