The Day the Factory Died

Acclaimed photographer Christophe Von Hohenberg’s photos of Andy Warhol’s memorial service will be featured in an exhibit. Learn more about this event after the break.

Photo via Telegraph UK

Andrew Warhola or Andy Warhol as we more commonly call him, was one of the biggest personalities in the art world. Most of us are probably familiar with the pop art movement where his contributions include the Campbell’s soup can labels, tomato juice boxes, Coca-Cola bottles and some paintings of famous personalities including Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.

Andy Warhol died in February 22, 1987 of post-operative complications resulting in cardiac arrhythmia. Many people attended his wake. A ceremony was held at a funeral home in Pittsburgh and the funeral service followed at the Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church. A memorial service was also held on April 1, 1987 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. The service was attended by Liza Minnelli, Diane von Furstenberg, Paloma Picasso, Don Johnson and Roy Lichtenstein among others.

During the memorial service, photographer Christophe Von Hohenberg was able to capture the events that transpired. History was captured through the never before seen photos. Today, the public will finally be able to view Christophe Von Hohenberg’s photos through an exhibit at the Coldharbour London Gallery. A book was also released in accordance with the exhibition entitled “Andy Warhol: The Day the Factory Died”.

Here are some photos from the exhibit:

Photos via Aesthetic Magazine and Coldharbour London

Here are some pages from the book:

Images via Photo Eye

Details:
Coldharbour Studios
26 -34 Southwell Road, London
December 7, 2011 – January 22, 2012

The information for this article was taken from Find a Death, Photo Eye, Coldharbour London and Aesthetic Magazine.

For more on Andy Warhol, you can check out Landlord to Andy Warhol: 'No parties at The Factory' and Andy Warhol: Superstar of Photo-booths, Polaroids, and Portraits!.

written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-13 in #news #book #exhibit #andy-warhol #exhibition #photography #christophe-von-hohenberg #london

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