Lecture/Film: Reel to Real Video: Andy Warhol and TV, 1970–87

Friday, October 23, 2009, 1:30 PM


Attend this lecture with Vincent Fremont, who will provide behind-the-scenes information on the forty-two television episodes Warhol created with guest stars Debbie Harry, Steven Spielberg, Liza Minnelli, and more. Warhol began experimenting with ideas for his own television shows after purchasing portable video equipment in 1970. The artist was quoted as saying "Cable TV is the ultimate America" and was infatuated with the glamour and style of Hollywood celebrity.

Vincent Fremont began working for Andy Warhol shortly after arriving in New York in the summer of 1969. For nearly twenty years, until Warhol's death in February 1987, he worked for the Factory in various capacities. Fremont was the vice-president of Andy Warhol Enterprises and the executive manager of the Andy Warhol studio. In the 1970s and 1980s, Fremont produced and developed video, television, and film projects, including Andy Warhol's TV and Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes. After Warhol's death, Fremont was one of the founding directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. He was closely involved in establishing the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, guiding in the selection of the founding collection.

Presented as part of the 2009 Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival; see http://arts.uwm.edu/lgbtfilm for complete info. Sponsored by Johnson and Pabst LGBT Humanity Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation


Lubar Auditorium

Free with Museum admission