Arts & Culture
Andy Warhol created some of the most celebrated art of the 20th century. But perhaps his greatest work of art was himself - the cool, enigmatic pop art superstar. In this film, Stephen Smith sets out to discover the real Andy Warhol by piecing together a typical day in Warhol's life in the mid 1960s, told through encounters with his closest friends and confidantes. From an early hours chat with John Giorno, Warhol's lover and star of his notorious film Sleep, to recreating Warhol's intimate telephone conversations with friend and performer Brigid Berlin, Smith immerses himself in the round-the-clock whirl of Warhol's daily life. Visiting the church where Warhol worshipped with his mother, discussing the day-to-day running of the famous Factory studio with Warhol's assistant Gerard Malanga, talking to Bibbe Hanson and Jane Holzer, stars of his famous Screen Tests - the film offers a fresh and illuminating new portrait of Andy Warhol.