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Stephen Shoe | The Velvet Years

Photographs by Stephen Shore. Text by Lynne Tillman. 
Thunder's Mouth Press, New York

 Andy Warhol is arguably the most important American artist of this century. The six portraits of Marilyn Monroe, the documentary images, electric chairs and consumer goods, are all synonymous with 20th-century popular culture and all were created within the anarchic, communal, creative atmosphere of the Factory. Adventurous and curious, Stephen Shore hung out at the Factory nearly every day from 1965 to 1967. An insider, he photographed Warhol, as well as the Velvet Underground, Nico, Donovan, Edie Sedgewick and other Factory notables and celebrity visitors. Like Shore, everyone was drawn to the scene around Warhol. This is a comprehensive collection of Stephen Shores photographs from this time.