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Public vs. Private in Warhol’s Films

Curated by Claire K. Henry


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This program examines the duality of public vs. private in Warhol’s filmmaking. Much like the early ballpoint drawings of male anatomy, Warhol made some films for private consumption only. These silent short films were never shown publicly and feature subjects drawn from Warhol’s closest circles: a lover, a fellow artist, and poets with whom he was intimate. In My Hustler, Warhol later shifted his focus to the then private and taboo subject of male hustling, shooting a film intended for public screenings and critical and box office appeal.

Program

Andy Warhol,
Henry in Bathroom, 1963, 16mm, b/w, no sound, 4:30 min (16 fps)
Kenward Elmslie, 1963, 16mm, b/w, no sound, 4:30 min (16 fps)
John Washing, 1963, 16mm, b/w, no sound, 4:30 min (16 fps)
Me and Taylor, 1963, 16mm, b/w, no sound, 4:30 min (16 fps)
My Hustler, 1965, 16mm, b/w, sound, 67 min

Curated by Claire K. Henry


CLAIRE K. HENRY is the former assistant curator of the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum of American Art and current curatorial consultant for the project’s second volume of the catalogue raisonné of Andy Warhol‘s films. Hired to assist the late renowned Warhol film scholar Callie Angell on the production of the second volume of the catalogue raisonné in 2007, Henry managed the project as assistant curator and is one of the authors in the forthcoming second volume, to be distributed by Yale University Press in 2021. Henry previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art in various curatorial, research, and educational capacities. In addition to her work on Warhol’s film catalogue raisonné, Henry has also contributed research to recent publications on Warhol’s films by the National Gallery of Art and the British Film Institute and has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Henry curated the film portion of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Andy Warhol retrospective Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, organized by Donna De Salvo, which opened at the Whitney in November 2018.

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