Screen Tests 1964-66

Andy Warhol

Times Square Advertising Coalition, The Andy Warhol Museum, MPC

Famous 1960’s Andy Warhol Screen Tests of Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Harry Smith and Edie Sedgwick, among others made in his studio, the Silver Factory, will be shown publicly for the first time on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in May. Download a guide to the electronic billboards for Screen Tests 1964-66 here.

In the mid-1960s, Warhol’s studio became a diverse scene of artists, friends, and celebrities, many of whom posed for short films titled Screen Tests. Warhol made almost 500 of these silent, slow-motion 16mm film portraits in the span of three years.

The footage that will be shown as part of Midnight Moment Andy Warhol Screen Tests 1964-66 includes Screen Test: Rufus Collins [ST61], 1964; Screen Test: Walter Dainwood [ST66], 1964; Screen Test: Bob Dylan [ST82], 1966; Screen Test: Allen Ginsberg [ST115], 1966; Screen Test: Donyale Luna[ST195], 1965; Screen Test: Nico [ST239], 1966; Screen Test: Lou Reed (Apple) [ST268], 196;Screen Test: Twist Jim Rosenquist [ST284], 1964; Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick [ST309], 1965; andScreen Test: Harry Smith [ST314], 1964.

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Take home a piece of this Midnight Moment to add to your own art collection! History meets life in these authentic prints of superstars Edie Sedgwick and Baby Jane Holzer taken straight from their Warhol screen tests. Available at Artmarkit.com.

Photographs courtesy of Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts