Larry Fink photographed Andy Warhol and his Factory friends in 1966 for a small literary magazine. These photos, taken around Manhattan’s Lower East Side, included Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, John Cale, Ingrid Superstar, and Gerard Malanga and were part of a fashion shoot for the literary magazine East Side Review. Sadly, the magazine went out of business before the images were published, and they were stored in Fink’s extensive archive until 2015. Fink had forgotten about the pictures until he uncovered them from his archive just recently.
I spent four days with Andy and the gang at The Factory and in the streets. It was a lark. While Andy was everywhere, he was nowhere to be found on the political lines of protest and concern. He floated around it as if its existence was not any issue he was concerned about. So be it, the days I spent with him were ironic and in a way, fun-filled.