Andy Warhol remains one of the world's most influential artists, and his reputation has only grown since his death in 1987. He first picked up a film camera in 1963. Within the space of five years, he made around 650 films. These are now recognised as a hugely significant part of Warhol's oeuvre, vital for understanding his output as a whole.
Warhol in Ten Takes provides a comprehensive introduction to Warhol's film-making alongside ten essays on individual films (from canonical classics such as The Chelsea Girls, to sorely neglected titles such as Bufferin) from leading scholars of cinema, art and culture. Drawing on research from the Warhol archives, newly-unearthed images, and original interviews with denizens of the Factory, this book explores the richness and variety of Warhol's films and interrogates accepted perspectives on them - while acknowledging the challenge of ever fully coming to terms with the life and career of this extraordinary artist.
Glyn Davis is Chancellor's Fellow and Reader at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is the author of Far From Heaven (2011) and co-editor with Gary Needham of Queer TV: Theories, Histories, Politics (2009). Gary Needham is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is the author of Brokeback Mountain (2010) and co-editor with Dimitris Eleftheriotis of Asian Cinemas (2006).
Acknowledgments.- Contributors.- Introduction Glyn Davis and Gary Needham.- 1. On and Off the Couch; Ara Osterweil.- 2. Haircut (No.1); Roy Grundmann.- 3. Facing Taylor Mead's Ass; Wayne Koestenbaum.- 4. Susan Sontag's Screen Tests; Mandy Merck.- 5. No Rambling on: The Listless Cowboys of Horse; Jon Davies.- 6. Bufferin: A Love Story; Jean Wainwright with Gerard Malanga.- 7. Bufferin Commercial; Gary Needham.- 8. Warhol Always Gives us More: The Chelsea Girls, Melodramatic Naturalism and Controlled Distraction; David Campbell and Mark Durden.- 9. Bike Boy and Warhol's Sexploitation Cycle; Glyn Davis.- 10. Living the Dream in Women in Revolt; Gavin Butt.- Index.