Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | August 23, 2010

Nico’s screen test by Warhol


Warhol’s Screen Tests are revealing portraits of more than 500 hundred different individuals, shot between 1963 and 1966. The subjects include both famous and anonymous visitors to Warhol’s studio, including poet Allen Ginsberg, actor Dennis Hopper, and artist Salvador Dali, along with many other diverse individuals. The German actress and singer Nico was one among the famous visitors. Nico’s screen test filmed by Andy Warhol in 1966. The music is from the favourite band, the Velvet Underground, with Nico singing herself. The song was Warhol’s favourite VU song. Lou Reed wrote the song and said the song was “a very apt description of certain people at the Factory at the time… I watched Andy. I watched Andy watching everybody. I would hear people say the most astonishing things, the craziest things, the funniest things, the saddest things.” How stunning she is…

I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.–Edgar Allan Poe

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