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Andy Warhol at work in his New York studio, 1965

The Story

Spend a day with artist Andy Warhol at his studio and you might watch him make a screenprint of an electric chair or stretch a canvas onto a frame. You might even end up in front of his Bolex for one of his screen tests, as Village Voice art critic Andrew Sarris does in this item for CBC's Show on Shows. In this 1965 interview with Warhol and his agent, Ivan Karp, Warhol shares his thoughts on TV (it would be better if it was short bits of soap opera between many commercials), the subjects of his art (Jackie Kennedy, Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor), and his experiments in film.  

Medium: Television
Program: Show on Shows
Broadcast Date: April 4, 1965
Interviewer: Andrew Sarris
Guests: Ivan Karp, Andy Warhol
Duration: 10:48

Did You know?

• The studio assistant seen here working with Warhol is Gerard Malanga, who claims to have been the very first subject of Warhol's approximately 500 screen tests. He began working for Warhol in 1963, collaborated on a book with Warhol in 1967 and in 1968 was almost imprisoned for forging Warhol's work in Rome. He left the Factory in 1970 to pursue his own career as a photographer.



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