Andy Warhol: Screen Tests & Photographs

February 12, 2009 - June 7, 2009

Davis Gallery

Between 1964 and 1966, Andy Warhol made 472 silent black-and-white cinematic portraits. This exhibition presents an ongoing projection of 10 Screen Tests—as these seminal works are known—in conjunction with Warhol’s Polaroid and black-and-white photographs. Photographs functioned as source images for the artist’s silkscreen paintings and, with his films, they constitute a comprehensive documentation of his diverse circle of acquaintances. The photographs are selected from the 150 Warhol photographs that were given to the Colby Museum in 2007 by the Photographic Legacy Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation.