May 09, 2014

Billy Name: The Silver Age

Another addition to the Factory library. Billy Name: The Silver Age collects the black and white photographs that were made by Billy Name during his stay at Andy Warhol's HQ:

This is the definitive and comprehensive collection of Billy Name’s black and white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Billy’s photographs from this period (1964-68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history.

Billy lived in a tiny closet at the Factory. He was responsible for the legendary ‘silverizing’ of the space using aluminium paint and aluminium foil to complete the instillation. When Andy gave Billy a Pentax Honeywell 35mm camera, he took on the role of resident photographer and archivist.

Foreword by John Cale plus contributions from Factory alumnae, including Brigid Berlin, Diane di Prima, Danny Fields, Bibbe Hansen, Robert Heide, Gerard Malanga, Allen Midgette, Viva, and Mary Woronov.

Billy Name: The Silver Age will be published in November as a limited edition via Reel Art Press.

ISBN: 978-1-909526-17-4
448pp; Hardback; 400 b/w photographs
290 x 245 mm / 11.4 x 10 in.

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