Andy Warhol’s Short Films from 1963
Introduced by Bruce Jenkins, John Giorno
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Henry in Bathroom
1963. Andy Warhol. Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Henry Geldzahler grooms himself in his bathroom in this Warhol portrait.
1963. Andy Warhol. Fluxus artist and avant-garde musician Joe Jones fiddles with one of his music machines in the starkly lit loft apartment of dancer, choreographer, and theater director James Waring.
Untitled (Rosenquist at Work)
1963. Andy Warhol. Pop artist James Rosenquist is seen painting in his studio, while Warhol regulars John Giorno, Wynn Chamberlain, and Gerard Malanga also make appearances.
1963. Andy Warhol. A domestic scene in which the New York School poet Kenward Elmslie prepares a roast and feeds his Italian greyhound Whippoorwill.
Jill and Freddy Dancing
1963. Andy Warhol. Against a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, Judson Dance Theater company member Freddy Herko and author and cultural critic Jill Johnston dance together on Wynn Chamberlain’s rooftop.
Andy Warhol’s Short Films from 1963: A World Premiere Featuring John Giorno in Conversation with Bruce Jenkins
MoMA presents the world premiere of several never-before-seen films that Andy Warhol made in the summer and fall of 1963 while also shooting his better-known Sleep and Eat. The screening is introduced by Bruce Jenkins, a contributor to the forthcoming The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Volume II (The Andy Warhol Film Project, Whitney Museum of American Art), who also moderates a conversation afterwards with the poet John Giorno. These films have been preserved by The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, with funds from the National Film Preservation Foundation, as part of the museum's larger mission of promoting and safeguarding Andy Warhol's legacy. Individual film descriptions are by Claire K. Henry of The Andy Warhol Film Project. Special thanks to John Hanhardt.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The 11th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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