A new arts book takes a silver-lined journey through Andy Warhol’s Factory through the photography of Billy Name.
Called Billy Name: The Silver Age. Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory 1964-1968, this tome claims to be the definitive collection of Billy Name’s black and white photographs from Warhol’s Factory.
‘Billy’s photographs from this period (1964-68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history,’ says the blurb. Billy lived in a tiny closet at the Factory. He was responsible for the legendary “silverizing” of the space.
When Andy gave Billy a Pentax Honeywell 35mm camera, he took on the role of resident photographer and archivist.
This visual essay, produced in collaboration with Billy and with a foreword by John Cale, offers a trip through Warhol’s Factory, including visits from Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Nico, Edie Sedgwick and Bob Dylan; filming Screen Tests and features like Chelsea Girls and Vinyl.
Billy Name: The Silver Age. Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory 1964-1968 is published by Reel Art Press on December 10, 2014.
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