Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MoMA to Digitise Hundreds of Andy Warhol Films

As reported by the Guardian, New York’s Museum of Modern Art is partnering with the Andy Warhol Museum to digitise the artist’s considerable archive of film, making work available to the public that has rarely, if ever, been seen before.

The massive task, featuring around 500 films, will take several years to complete. It involves taking over a thousand rolls of 16mm film and scanning them frame by frame, then converting them to the high-resolution 2K format. This is work that Warhol filmed between 1963 and 1972, the most intense and celebrated period of his creativity.

If you would like to know more about Andy Warhol, why not take out some books about him from the Library. You could even watch his famous screen-tests...