Andy Warhol's Silver Flotations

1966, 4 min, color, sound

Andy Warhol's Silver Flotations is a portrait of Warhol's famous installation of floating silver helium-filled balloons at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1966. Willard Maas's lyrical "film poem" is the only visual document of this seminal exhibition.

Filmmaker and poet Willard Maas (1906-1971) was married to filmmaker and painter Marie Menken. Together they were a legendary couple in the New York art world, not only for their influential underground films, but also for their lavish parties and salons, which brought together artists, writers, filmmakers and intellectuals. According to Warhol, "Willard and Marie were the last of the great bohemians. They wrote and filmed and drank (their friends called them 'scholarly drunks') and were involved with all the modern poets."

Titles: J. Hawkins.

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1963-1990, 69 min, color and b&w, sound