Video Art by Andy Warhol 50th Anniversary

Video Art by Andy Warhol 50th Anniversary

ANDY WARHOL EDIE SEDGWICK VIDEO ART

The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates the premiere of video art by Andy Warhol 50 years ago.

In 1965, Warhol was loaned consumer grade video equipment by the Norelco Company and recorded 10 tapes, including one feature of superstar Edie Sedgwick. Publisher Richard Ekstract of Tape Recording magazine, who arranged the loan, threw a party and showcased these tapes at an abandoned private railway station under the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. Its 50th anniversary celebrates the seminal moment in the history of video art by streaming excerpts of the original video tapes on September 29 at 2pm.

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