These extraordinary photographs were rediscovered and printed for the first time in 2012.
As KIWI Arts Group founder Michael Huter states “In 1964, Kennedy's lens presciently captured a rare behind-the-scenes narrative, underscoring a pivotal period that clearly reveals fresh insight into the genius of a younger Warhol.”
The photographs are presented in a specially designed aluminum archival box which includes a foreword written by The Warhol Museum’s Former Director Eric Shiner and an introduction by esteemed art historian Thomas E. Crow.
Contributing essays by Nicholas Chambers, Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Warhol, and Matt Wrbican, The Warhol’s Chief Archivist, historically contextualise the rare moments captured by Kennedy.
In April of 2012, 100 signed and numbered photographs from theWilliam John Kennedy archives become part of the museum’s permanent collection as a gift from KIWI Arts Group. Plans for a future exhibition at The Warhol are under discussion.
The portfolio’s debut was celebrated at a private event on December 7, 2012, sponsored by BNY Mellon at the Villa by Barton G. (the former Versace Mansion in Miami Beach) during Art Basel Miami Beach. William John Kennedy The Warhol Museum Edition then became available exclusively for private sales.
The images, discovered in storage after nearly 50 years, feature Warhol with some of his most important work of the early ‘60s: Marilyn Monroe, the Birmingham Race Riots, American Man, Warhol Self-Portrait and Flowers.
The edition includes four black and white gelatin silver prints and one chromogenic color print. Also included is the foreword, intro-duction and five essays.
Each photograph and essay in the aluminum case is presented individually in a distinctive oversized archival sleeve measuring 22 x 28 inches.
We are delighted to be able to offer the last few remaining box sets of this unique, unseen collaboration.