Paris, Galerie Basia Embiricos

Following the success of the current Andy Warhol exhibition at Paris’s Grand Palais, curator Ku Khanh presents the first exhibition of the work of Paul Morrissey, Warhol’s manager until the early 1970s. Morrissey’s debut focuses on work from the early Factory period. This is the first time that many of the contact-style prints, procured from the consecutive images of negative reels, are on view to the public.

Morrissey’s career began as a still photographer before turning his hand to movies and motion picture photography; he went back to still photography in 1965 when he began managing Warhol. In an effort to raise the profile of the celebrated artist, the photographer began shooting promotional stills for Warhol and the Velvet Underground, whom Morrissey managed, as well as experimental and mainstream films, including Chelsea Girls (1966). The exhibition, however, focuses on sequential shots taken between 1965 and 1970.

April 2 through April 30, 2009
14 rue des Jardins Saint Paul
75004, Paris
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