Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Warhol's film work falls into a silent and a sound phase, the first of which reached its apex in "Sleep" (1964), a six-hour study of a slumbering man conveyed via a virtually stationary camera. Glacially indifferent to the question of viewer involvement, "Sleep" is not so much "watched" as it is "experienced."
Warhol was prolific in his idiosyncratic, voyeuristic brand of "cinema verite", churning out product at an assembly-line clip of roughly one film a week during the period 1964-65. He trained his camera on the motley band of freaks, musicians and social register slummers that trooped through his Felliniesque "Factory". In an ironic inversion of the Hollywood studio system, Warhol ele... Continue Bio >>
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