by Seth Clare
While most of us remember Andy Warhol for his iconic paintings, the Pope of Pop Art was also a prolific cinematographer. In a testament to his diversity as an artist, Warhol made over 60 movies throughout his career. Modeling his work after the underground 1960s films of Jack Smith, Ron Rice, and Taylor Mead, Warhol used a static 16mm film camera without sound to create movies which Rebekah Jacob describes as “at times voyeuristic, hilarious, inspired, tedious, and even audacious.”
To celebrate Warhol’s movies and present them to a new generation of viewers, the Rebekah Jacob Gallery and the Terrace Theater have teamed up to present a one-night screening of three short Warhol films, including 13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol Screen Tests, Vinyl, and The Velvet Underground and Nico: A Symphony of Sound.
It all goes down Nov. 9 at the Terrace Theater. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Terrace website or box office. To help commemorate this event, local artist John Pundt will be selling limited-edition Warhol-themed screen prints. See rebekahjacobgallery.com for more details.