The Velvet Underground Eat Lunch

John Cale, Lou Reed, Gerard Malanga, Sterling Morrison (starring)
Danny Williams (director)
Nat Finkelstein (photographer)

N.p. N.p., 1965. Vintage matte-finish reference photograph from the set of the 1965 short film, showing Andy Warhol, director Danny Williams, Warhol associate Gerard Malanga, and an unknown woman. With the stamp of photographer and Factory regular Nat Finkelstein to the verso. The film was not processed until 2007, and was first shown as part of a retrospective of Williams' short films at the Walker Art Gallery in 2008.

Released in conjunction with the short film "The Velvet Underground." Considered by many to be the first visual record of The Velvet Underground, showing the band during rehearsal, accompanied by Warhol. Warhol would also make his first series of short films about the band the same year, including "Hedy the Shoplifter," "The Velvet Underground and Nico," and "The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards."

Nat Finkelstein entered the Factory as a photojournalist in 1964, and remained for three years, until 1967. His photographs captured during this time serve as a faithful chronicle of Warhol, his Superstars, and a varied who's who of guests in the early years of the Factory, including now-iconic images of Marcel Duchamp, Bob Dylan, Edie Sedgwick, Allen Ginsberg, and Salvador Dali.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine, with brief wear to the corners.

[Book #154248]