For those who left theaters moaning that the recent Edie Sedgwick biopic Factory Girl had fleas, Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures at the Miami Art Museum (MAM) promises a time capsule throwback to the superstar Sixties as captured through the Pop Art provocateur's lens.
After earning fame for his iconic paintings of Campbell's Soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and Marilyn Monroe, Warhol armed himself with a 16mm camera, and directed over 100 short and feature-length films over a five-year span beginning in 1963. Playing footsy with the cult of celebrity, the fright-wigged auteur also produced over 500 black-and-white silent movies, each averaging a few minutes in length, experimenting with filmed portraits he called Screen Tests. Warhol's subjects included his "It Girl" Edie Sedgwick, "Baby" Jane Holzer, Cass Elliott, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Malanga, Susan Sontag and Salvador Dalí, among others. He used a stationary camera, often manipulating light and shadow to capture the mood and style of the denizens of the "Factory," his studio. MAM will be continuously spooling nine of Warhol's influential shorts during this exhibit, including a selection of these Screen Tests. The continuous screenings will run through April 1.
March 2-April 1