Black and White Photographs from Andy Warhol's Factory
Published by Reel Art Press. Edited by Dagon James. Introduction by Glenn O'Brien. Foreword by John Cale. Text by Brigid Berlin, Bibbe Hansen, Diane Di Prima, Danny Fields, Robert Heide, Gerard Malanga, Allen Midgette, Viva and Mary Woronov.
This breathtaking tome is the definitive and comprehensive collection of Billy Name’s black-and-white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Name’s photographs from this period (1964–68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history. Name lived in a tiny closet at the Factory. He was responsible for the legendary “silverizing” of the space using aluminum paint and foil to complete the instillation. When Warhol gave Name a Pentax Honeywell 35mm camera, he took on the role of resident photographer and archivist. This visual essay, produced in collaboration with Billy name, offers an extensive trip through Warhol’s world. Name photographed the day-to-day happenings at The Factory with Andy, including visits from Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Ivy Nicholson and Bob Dylan, and filming Screen Tests and features such as Chelsea Girls, Vinyl and My Hustler. “Billy's book will go down in history as the best book about Warhol … [he] invented the term 'Factory Foto.' He was the first and he was the last Factory photographer. Period." –Gerard Malanga
Published by Reel Art Press. Introduction by Glenn O'Brien. Foreword by John Cale.
This deluxe version of Billy Name: The Silver Age is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. Presented in a bespoke clamshell box, it includes an archival pigment print, signed, numbered and stamped by Billy Name, exclusive to this edition. The book is numbered and signed by Billy Name, Bibbe Hansen, Danny Fields, Robert Heide, Allen Midgette and Dagon James. The Silver Age is the definitive collection of Name’s black-and-white photographs from Warhol’s Factory, during the period 1964–68. Produced in collaboration with Name, it features a foreword by John Cale, an introduction by Glenn O'Brien and contributions from Factory alumnae including Gerard Malanga, Viva, Allen ‘Midgette, Brigid Berlin and more. It offers an extensive trip through Warhol’s world, with visits from Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Nico, Edie Sedgwick and Bob Dylan, and filming Screen Tests and features such as Chelsea Girls, Vinyl and My Hustler.