Being Andy Warhol: The Early Days. Photographs of William John Kennedy.

Andy Warhol famously predicted that in the future everyone would be famous for fifteen minutes. But for one of the most prominent artists of the 20th Century, fame was a complicated mistress. By turns, courting it, hiding from it, embracing the spotlight and retreating to a public silence, Warhol slipped the mask of notoriety on and off with startling frequency.

In that context, these photographs by William John Kennedy are a revelation: disclosing the early Warhol’s intimate relationship with his work; revealing more about the artist and the work through these intimate portraits.

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