The Info List - Warhol Superstar

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Warhol superstars
Warhol superstars
were a clique of New York City personalities promoted by the pop artist Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
during the 1960s and early 1970s. These personalities appeared in Warhol's artworks and accompanied him in his social life, epitomizing his famous dictum, "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes". Warhol would simply film them, and declare them "superstars".[1]


1 History 2 Films 3 List of Warhol superstars 4 References 5 External links


Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne)

The first recognised superstar was Baby Jane Holzer, whom Warhol featured in many of his early film experiments. The superstars would help Warhol generate publicity while Warhol offered fame and attention in return. Warhol's philosophies of art and celebrity met in a way that imitated the Hollywood studio system at its height in the 1930s and 1940s. Among the most well-known of Warhol's superstars was Edie Sedgwick. Sedgwick and Warhol became very close during 1965 but their relationship ended abruptly early in the next year. Warhol would continue to associate himself with people including Viva, Candy Darling, Ultra Violet, Nico
and International Velvet. Warhol's studio, The Factory, played host to most of his superstars and as his experiments in film continued he became more interested in the bohemian eccentrics attracted to the studio. Some of the most important superstars to emerge from the period of the first Factory (known as the 'Silver Factory' because silver foil had been applied to the walls and ceilings) include Paul America, Ondine, Taylor Mead, Rolando Peña, Mary Woronov, Eric Emerson, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name, Brigid Berlin and Sappheo. In the later films, made in collaboration with Paul Morrissey, Warhol brought in new superstars including Joe Dallesandro, Penny Arcade, Andrea Feldman, Jane Forth, Geraldine Smith, Luke Wienecke and Sylvia Miles. During this period Warhol developed an increasing fascination with trans women and drag queens, and promoted Candy Darling, Holly Woodlawn and Jackie Curtis
Jackie Curtis
to superstar status. Warhol significantly reduced his public accessibility after being shot by Valerie Solanas
Valerie Solanas
in 1968. The age of the Warhol superstar soon faded. Films[edit] Chelsea Girls
Chelsea Girls
(a film about life amongst the superstars at Hotel Chelsea) was the only film to achieve success beyond the confines of artistic New York. The later Warhol/Morrissey collaborations Flesh, Trash, Heat and Women in Revolt, into which Warhol had little input, are more frequently seen. List of Warhol superstars[edit]

Billy Name

Mary Woronov

Paul America[2] Pat Ast Benedetta Barzini Richard Bernstein (artist who did the covers of Interview for 15 years) Susan Bottomly (later known as International Velvet) Jayne County Jackie Curtis Joe Dallesandro Candy Darling Isabelle Collin Dufresne
Isabelle Collin Dufresne
(Ultra Violet) Eric Emerson Andrea Feldman Jane Forth Rolando Peña (also known as El Principe Negro / The Black Prince)[3] Cyrinda Foxe Bibbe Hansen
Bibbe Hansen
(mother of musician Beck) Fred Herko Jane Holzer Ivy Nicholson (Batman Dracula, Couch (film),Four Stars (film), I, a Man, John and Ivy, ) Naomi Levine Elecktrah Lobel (actress who starred in Kitchen and The Life of Juanita Castro) Gerard Malanga Taylor Mead Mario Montez
Mario Montez
(Batman Dracula; Camp; The Chelsea Girls; Harlot; Hedy, Mario Banana; More Milk, Yvette) Billy Name Nico Ondine Brigid Polk Edie Sedgwick Nick Sita Jack Smith Ingrid Superstar[4][5] Cherry Vanilla Viva Louis Waldon (The Nude Restaurant, Lonesome Cowboys, San Diego Surf, Flesh, Blue Movie) Chuck Wein Holly Woodlawn Mary Woronov


^ David Denby (6 May 1996). "New York Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 18, "Her Revolution"". New York Media, LLC: 83. Retrieved 2011-02-19.  ^ "Paul America". warholstars.org. Retrieved 2011-02-19.  ^ De Oliveira, A.; Parra G., C. (August 2015). POP (Peña, Obregón, Perna) (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Galería Odalys & Fundación D.O.P. p. 19.  ^ "Ingrid Superstar". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 May 2017.  ^ MacDonald, Sarah (28 October 2015). "Who were Andy Warhol's Superstars? A guide to underground cinema's mysterious muses". Fashion. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 

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Campbell's Soup Cans
Campbell's Soup Cans
(1962) Marilyn Diptych
Marilyn Diptych
(1962) Men in Her Life (1962) Green Coca-Cola Bottles (1962) Eight Elvises
Eight Elvises
(1963) Ethel Scull 36 Times
Ethel Scull 36 Times
(1963) Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)
Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)
(1963) Green Car Crash (1963) Triple Elvis
Triple Elvis
(1963) Suicide (Purple Jumping Man)
Suicide (Purple Jumping Man)
(1963) Thirteen Most Wanted Men (1964) Shot Marilyns (1964) Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Exploding Plastic Inevitable
(1966) Cow Wallpaper (1966) Big Electric Chair
Big Electric Chair
(1967) Campbell's Soup Cans
Campbell's Soup Cans
II (1969) Shadows (1978-79) Prince (1984) Portrait of Seymour H. Knox
Portrait of Seymour H. Knox
(1985) Camouflage Self-Portrait
Camouflage Self-Portrait
(1986) Cars (1986)


Kiss (1963) Eat (1963) Sleep (1963) Screen Tests
Screen Tests
(1964–6) Blow Job (1964) Batman Dracula
Batman Dracula
(1964) Empire (1964) Soap Opera (1964) Couch (1964) Taylor Mead's Ass (1964) Henry Geldzahler (1964) Harlot (1964) Vinyl (1965) Horse (1965) Space (1965) Camp (1965) Poor Little Rich Girl (1965) Beauty No. 1 (1965) Beauty No. 2 (1965) More Milk, Yvette (1965) The Life of Juanita Castro
The Life of Juanita Castro
(1965) My Hustler (1965) Kitchen (1966) Eating Too Fast (1966) The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
and Nico: A Symphony of Sound (1966) Salvador Dalí (1966) Chelsea Girls
Chelsea Girls
(1966) Since (1966) The Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Story (1966) I, a Man (1967) Bike Boy (1967) Four Stars**** (1967) Imitation of Christ (1967) Tub Girls (1967) The Nude Restaurant (1967) Lonesome Cowboys
Lonesome Cowboys
(1968) San Diego Surf (1968) Flesh (1968) Blue Movie
Blue Movie
(1969) Trash (1969) Women in Revolt
Women in Revolt
(1970) Heat (1972) L'Amour (1973) Frankenstein (1973) Bad (1977) You Are the One (1985)


25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy (1954) a, A Novel (1968) Blue Movie
Blue Movie
(1970) The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
(1975) Popism: The Warhol Sixties (1980) The Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Diaries (1989)


Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes (TV series) Interview (magazine) "15 minutes of fame"


The Factory The Velvet Underground Warhol Superstars Studio 54 New Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Garrick Theatre 55th Street Playhouse


The Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Museum Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Museum of Modern Art


Basquiat (1996 film) I Shot Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
(1996 film) Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006 documentary) Factory Girl (2006 film)


Julia Warhola John Warhola James Warhola


Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Art Authentication Board Golden Age of Porn The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
(1971) Absolut Warhola (2001 film) Songs for D