Art & Culture / Photography

The photographer documenting Andy Warhol and his world

The artist becomes the muse in this nostalgic new exhibition.

An elusively intimate era, Andy Warhol and his Factory regulars lived in a world we’d all love to be a fly on the wall in. Now, thanks to Proud Galleries’ new exhibition, we can: In and Out of Warhol’s Orbit: Photographs by Nat Finkelstein explores the work of the famous photojournalist who spent three years as the in house photographer at the Silver Factory. From April to June, the gallery will display some of the most visceral shots from this period of Finkelstein’s career, capturing the likes of Bob Dylan, Edie Sedgwick and other 60s people-to-know.

Over his time at the Factory, Nat Finkelstein’s photography evolved from candid documentary work, into vital pieces of art. Talking of his years spent with the now renowned group of friends and collaborators, the artist explained, “I am a situational photographer…These unposed images were made when Andy Warhol et al were people, not products; young artists, not celebrities”. That sense of intimacy is overriding in these visceral photographs, immersing us into the elusive and ever-pondered world of Warhol.

In and Out of Warhol’s Orbit: Photographs by Nat Finkelstein is on from 11th April until 9th June 2019 at Proud Central, London. For more information click here.

24 April 2019