Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
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An Emmy and Peabody-winning public television series on the life and work of most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century.
Produced by Steeplechase Films, directed by Ric Burns, and featuring an Emmy Award-winning script by James Sanders and Ric Burns, Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film is a two-part, four-hour portrait of the best-known and most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century. Narrated by Laurie Anderson, the series—which also received a George Foster Peabody Award—was the first to explore the complete spectrum of Warhol’s artistic output, stretching five decades from the 1940s to his untimely death in 1988.
Stephen Holden, New York Times
New York magazine
A biography of Warhol himself, the series is also a portrait of the artist’s time and place: the smoky industrial Pittsburgh of his youth, but above all the glamorous New York of his adult career, from the early 1950s to the late 1980s. The city of his imagination and dreams as a young artist, New York became the setting and inspiration for his own transformative cultural impact, which extended far beyond his artwork to encompass the extraordinary studio environment he created—The Factory, on East 47th Street—which in turn became home to a pioneering mix of art, music, film, fashion, and style, defining the creative spirit of the city in his own time and beyond.