Andy Warhol and his arty, edgy world rises like a phoenix in a comprehensive exhibit of vintage photographs which opened on Saturday, June 5, at the Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, New York. Entitled "Warhol: Dylan to Duchamp," the gallery's inaugural exhibit features images that stretch from Warhol's Silver Factory days, to the set of his film "Lonesome Cowboys," to the VIP lounge at Studio 54.
By the front window of the gallery, two monitors display screen tests filmed by Warhol, one starring a youthful Bob Dylan and the other, an ancient Marcel Duchamp. In an endless tight headshot, Duchamp wears a checkered shirt, and his white hair is pushed back. The father of Dada sips from a glass, and his eyes dart to the side uncomfortably as the unceasing lens takes in every wrinkle.