In recent months, several museum exhibitions in France dedicated to Andy Warhol have used Hervé Gloaguen's photographs to illuminate his bustling life and multiple personalities: the Pompidou Metz Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Philharmonie of Paris, not to mention foreign exhibitions, and publications about Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground.
It was time to show the experience of "New York during the days of Andy Warhol," that Hervé Gloaguen captured in the 60s, through remarkable photographs not only for their historical and documentary nature, but also by the quality of their construction, their lively atmosphere, whether black and white or color (which he noticed early the opportunities).
In 1965, thanks to Gilles Ehrmann, collaborator of "Réalités," the young photographer gets reports in the US. New York, it's love at first sight! He discovered the artistic avant-garde through Off Off Broadway café with live theater ,the choreographer Merce Cunningham, the masters of free jazz and of course Andy Warhol. From 1965 to 1971 he stayed there regularly especially in the Lower East Side, attended by the Bohemia and creators, with happenings, Salsa concerts in the street, protests against the Vietnam War..
Off the energy felt during these stays, Hervé Gloaguen proposes a set of recent prints and some vintages, a strong testimony of effervescent New York at this period.