Saturday, February 10, 2001

New Warhol Restorations 1

Couch and Sunset

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Co-Presented with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

We are co-presenting the Bay Area premiere of three newly restored (by the Museum of Modern Art) and long unseen films by Andy Warhol. Tonight we screen Couch (1964) and Sunset (1967). Using Warhol’s early cinematic style of a fixed camera and long take, Couch is an episodic film depicting a succession of visitors engaged in various types of social and sexual intercourse on the Factory sofa. Starring Gerard Malanga, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Ondine, Peter Orlovski, Taylor Mead, Billy Linich and Baby Jane Holzer. Sunset, commissioned by art patrons Jean and Dominique de Menil, is Warhol’s recording of a beautiful California sunset. (J. Shepard)