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“Before They Were Famous: Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy” is an extraordinary collection of images by the photographer William John Kennedy, which is currently on exhibition at the new gallery Site/109 in New York City. The collection presents a number of never-before-seen photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, among them Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe” and Indiana’s “LOVE,” taken by Mr. Kennedy in the mid-60′s when they were both just emerging American artists.
The fact that these early images of the two iconic American artists happened isn’t necessarily the exciting part. It’s that the amazingly early, naïve portraits of the artists with their own works were created before they were famous. These early images sat untouched for over 50 years, until Kennedy uncovered them within his archives and decided it was time to finally print this project.
This piece includes a number of photographs, a photo-gallery and two documentary short films.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/never-before-seen-photographs-of-the-young-andy-warhol/“Before They Were Famous: Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy” is an... more