MILK GALLERY ANNOUNCES BILLY NAME: THE SILVER AGE, PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ANDY WARHOL’S FACTORY.
AN EXHIBITION OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
The exhibition will run from November 12 - December 7, 2014
NEW YORK CITY, (October 29, 2014) Milk Studios' Milk Gallery will launch the highly anticipated exhibition BILLY NAME: THE SILVER AGE. This definitive collection of photographs is from the upcoming book Billy Name: The Silver Age published by Reel Art Press.
In 1964 Billy Name was responsible for 'silverizing' Andy Warhol's new studio space, the Factory. To create the iconic installation, Name covered almost every surface of the loft with aluminum foil and silver spray paint creating a futuristic effect. Name went on to live at the Factory for the period of 1964 - 1968, giving the photographer unparalleled access. His photographs from this era are an important documentation of this pivotal time and place in art history.
Capturing both portraits and behind the scenes images, Name's collection provides a unique insight into this period of Andy Warhol's career as well as many icons of the era - Edie Sedgwick, Nico, Ivy Nicholson, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground.
Curated by Dagon James & Anastasia Rygle, who worked closely with Milk Gallery Director Song Chong, the exhibition will also include projections from Andy Warhol's film archive of Screen Test: Billy Linich (ST 193) and (ST194), 1964 and Haircut (No. 1), 1963.
The exhibition coincides with the release of the first edition photographic book, BILLY NAME: THE SILVER AGE, BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY. Published by Reel Art Press, the book includes over 400 black and white photographs from Billy Name's collection as well as interviews from Factory insiders including John Cale, Gerard Malanga, Brigid Berlin, Danny Fields and Glenn O’ Brien.
“Billy's book will go down in history as the best book about Warhol.” - Gerard Malanga
BILLY NAME: THE SILVER AGE will be open to the public from November 12 through December 7 at Milk Gallery (weekdays 10AM-6PM, Weekends 11AM-7PM). For further inquiries please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
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