Over the past two decades, The Warhol has honored the legacy of its Pittsburgh-born namesake by showcasing his vast array of work. On Oct. 17th, the museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the world premiere of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films. Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, the event combines 15 never publicly seen Warhol films with live performances by a wide range of influential songwriters.
The short films date from the 1960s and have been digitally restored by MPC/Technicolor. They feature such notables as John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Montez, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Warhol himself. Five composers – Tom Verlaine of Television, Martin Rev of Suicide, Dean Wareham of Dean & Britta (the duo that previously collaborated on 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests), Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces, and Bradford Cox of Deerhunter– were selected to write and perform the music.
Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films will take place at the Carnegie Music Hall (4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $50 and are available for purchase at The Warhol website.