Warhol's Factory as seen through the lens of a young Shore, providing an insider view of this extraordinary moment and place
Stephen Shore was 17 years old when he began hanging out at The Factory - Andy Warhol's legendary studio in Manhattan. Between 1965 and 1967, Shore spent nearly every day there, taking pictures of its diverse cast of characters, from musicians to actors, artists to writers, and including Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, and Nico - not to mention Warhol himself. This book presents a personal selection of photographs from Shore's collection, providing an insider's view of this extraordinary moment and place, as seen through the eyes of one of photography's most beloved practitioners.
‘By the end of my stay at the Factory, I found that just my contact with and observation of Andy led me to think differently about my function as an artist. I became more aware of what I was doing.’ – Stephen Shore, TIME ‘One of Andy’s great innovations was realizing that the idea of the artist alone in his studio was not a particularly modern one, and that an artist could have a team.’ – Glenn O’Brien ‘One of the primary visual records of this scene.’ – Artforum ‘[Warhol] understood the very core of how industry and society and economics come together. Until capitalism ends, his influence will be irrevocable.’ – Stuart Comer
Stephen Shore is one of the most influential photographers working today. He was the first living photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in 1971. Shore has been director of the photography program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, since 1982.