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Richard Avedon

Andy Warhol and members of The Factory: Eric Emerson, actor; Jay Johnson, actor; Tom Hompertz, actor; Gerard Malanga, poet, New York, October 25, 1969

  • Year1993
  • MaterialGelatin silver print
  • Dimensions86.4 x 106.7 cm
  • Year of acquisition2012
  • Inventory numberUAB 815
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

What at first glance looks like a series of snapshots of Andy Warhol and his eccentric entourage is the result of several extensive photo sessions that took place in 1969 and 1970, during the course of which the photographs’ visual composition slowly emerged. Social and political concerns shaped Avedon’s portrait photography at the time. He wanted to capture the momentous movements that “simultaneously fractured and united the country.” His legendary depictions of fashion icons and art stars were accompanied by portraits of political actors and representatives of American counterculture. These photographs were therefore concerned with more than just the glamour Warhol and his contemporaries exuded. For Avedon, they epitomized the sexual revolution that took place in the United States during those years. After all, Warhol’s 1966 film “Chelsea Girls” had caused a scandal with its queer protagonists, permissive sex scenes, and drug consumption in front of the camera.

Further collection artworks

Albert Oehlen Ohne Titel, 1983
Josh Smith Untitled, 2011 UAB 1141
Josh Smith Untitled, 2011
Cy Twombly Untitled (New York City), 1955/2002 UAB 435
Cy Twombly Untitled (New York City), 1955/2002
Rosemarie Trockel Ohne Titel, 1983
Cy Twombly Lepanto IX, 2001 UAB 477
Cy Twombly Lepanto IX, 2001
Josh Smith Final Sign, 2012 UAB 905
Josh Smith Final Sign, 2012