Warholiana Keeps On Keeping On

warhol cows

The Guardian.

Sprayed with silver and decorated with tinfoil, Andy Warhol’s Factory was not only his studio, but a hangout for collaborators and muses like the Velvet Underground and Edie Sedgwick. Photojournalist Nat Finkelstein spent three years documenting it all

(“All tomorrow’s parties: Warhol’s Factory — in pictures,” The Guardian)


Warhol at the Factory, 1965. Warhol poses with a piece from his series Cow Wallpapers, produced between the 1960s and 80s. Reportedly, Warhol got the idea from art dealer Ivan Karp, who once suggested, ‘Why don’t you paint some cows? They’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.’ When Karp saw what Warhol had produced, he exclaimed, ‘They’re super-pastoral! They’re ridiculous! They’re blazingly bright and vulgar!’ For his next show, Warhol papered every wall in the gallery with them.

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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