Andy Warhol Filmography
Andy Warhol was an American artist, director and producer who is recognized as one of the most successful and highly paid commercial illustrators, and a leading figure of the Pop art movement. Coming from a poverty-stricken immigrant family, he established himself as a Pop artist with his then-controversial but now-iconic silkscreen paintings like 'Campbell's Soup Cans' and 'Marilyn Diptych' in 1962. One of his first successful films was the experimental underground film 'Chelsea Girls' (1966). He is also known for his art studio, 'The Factory', and the multimedia events, 'Exploding Plastic Inevitable'.
He worked on a variety of media including painting, silkscreening, photography, drawing, film, and sculpture. He experimented with the video medium in his 60-plus films and about 500 black-and-white 'screen test' portraits, but his avant-garde art films failed to bring him commercial success.
From the enormous list of Andy Warhol movies, the Museum of Modern Art has preserved fifty of the best of his films and in August 2014 started a project to digitize and release his previously unseen films to the public. Some of his best films include 'Sleep', 'Blow Job', 'Empire', 'Eat', 'Kiss', 'Bike Boy', 'My Hustler', 'The Nude Restaurant', and 'Lonesome Cowboys'.