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EXPOSED - Songs for Unseen Andy Warhol Films

Andy Warhol is widely regarded as the most important artist of the second half of the 20th century, and he brought the vision of a successful artist to his filmmaking activities.

In celebration of the Museum’s 20th anniversary, The Warhol is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance to co-commission a new performance that comprises fifteen 100 foot Warhol films that are newly preserved digitally and have not yet been publically seen. Five songwriters/composers, reflecting the generational trajectory, musical lineage and influence of New York-based artists from post-Velvet Underground 70’s through today, have been selected to write and perform music for three films. The roster includes Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, DeanWareham, Eleanor Friedberger and Bradford Cox. The films chosen are a combination of portraits and actualities featuring Superstars and luminaries such as, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Mario Montez, Jim Rosenquist, Billy Kluver, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Andy Warhol.