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Afternoon | The Closet

(Andy Warhol, 1965)

(Andy Warhol, 1966)

Double Feature

Filmed more than a year before The Chelsea Girls premiered, Afternoon features Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick and Ondine (actor Robert Olivo) hanging out with others in an alcohol- and speed-fueled talkfest. The third reel of the film was originally part of The Chelsea Girls, but it was removed postpremiere on Sedgwick’s request after she signed a movie contract with Bob Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman. (100 mins., digital video) 

The Closet stars Velvet Underground singer Nico and Randy Bourscheidt, with the latter playing a shy, gay college student. The pair spend the film in a tiny closet where they discuss leaving, but never do. (66 mins., digital video)

Group of people sitting on couches at a party

Andy Warhol, Afternoon, 1966
Pictured: Donald Lyons, Dorothy Dean Edie Sedgwick, Ondine, Arthur Loeb
©2019 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute
All rights reserved
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum

Two people sitting in a closet

Andy Warhol, The Closet, 1966
Pictured: Nico, Randy Bourscheidt
©2019 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute
All rights reserved
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum

“The Chelsea Girls” Exploded was originally organized by Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video, and Greg Pierce, Associate Curator of Film and Video, at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, and Rajendra Roy, Chief Curator of Film at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Afternoon | The Closet