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The Chelsea Girls

(Andy Warhol, 1966)

Warhol’s double-screen masterpiece The Chelsea Girls offers an unparalleled glimpse into New York’s late-1960s underground scene. Among Warhol’s most commercially successful films, it’s also one of his most experimental and ambitious—created with his signature technique of assembling complete reels of unedited film in various ways. With Velvet Underground singer Nico (born Christa Päffgen), Eric Emerson, Ari Boulogne, Ondine (actor Robert Olivo), Ingrid Superstar, and other regulars from Warhol’s studio, the Factory. (204 mins., digital video)

Image:  Andy Warhol, The Chelsea Girls, 1966; pictured: Nico / Ondine; ©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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The Chelsea Girls