Photographs of Andy Warhol by William John Kennedy
A&D Gallery are delighted to host the first UK showing of these recently rediscovered photographs, by William Kennedy, of Andy Warhol. Largely unpublished since they were taken, until one image popped up attributed to another photographer. Kennedy contacted the publishers seeking a correction and the story has since snowballed, giving birth to a portfolio in support of the Andy Warhol Museum, and a Documentary film.
Perhaps the most important element of these photographs is that during the session Warhol is totally involved, participating in his own take on performance. His interaction with the works shows both humour and wit,
This is Warhol at the very beginning of his pop art career, when he was seizing every opportunity that came his way.
Kennedy's photograph of Warhol behind the large film used for the Marilyn portrait was featured in the "Homage to Marilyn" exhibition at the Sidney Janus Gallery along with works by Allen Jones, Richard Lindner and, of course, Andy himself.
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