by Art Chantry ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
…( part II )…which brings me to this book. it was begun when publishing/artist agent alan rinzler approached random house with the idea of doing a book about andy warhol and his circle. it was early 1967 and the factory was at it’s peak of influence and fame. editor christopher cerf bought off on the idea and then grabbed staff designer david paul and ran down to the factory to meet with andy and the crew to gather ‘stuff’. they came back with a treasure trove of really crude and remarkable documentary photographs of andy working alongside the velvet underground, holly woodlawn, ingrid superstar, edie sedgwick, ondine, morrisey, etc. etc. etc. this pile of photos were selected in a heap and primarily consisted of snaps taken by ‘house mother’ and official factory photographer billy name (william linnich) with a few nat finkelstein and stephen shore photos tossed in for shits and giggles….
this is my first example of what i’m talking about. this is the title spread….check out david paul’s little ‘disclaimer’ along the edge of the left hand page….
———————————- Read Part I : http://madamepickwickartblog.com/2011/09/warhol-and-the-studio-system-muse-driven/