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andy warhol was shot here

from andy warhol posted in art and design by pete_nice

In 1968, Andy moved the Factory to the sixth floor of the Decker Building, 33 Union Square West, near Max's Kansas City, a club Warhol and his entourage would frequently visit.

On June 3, 1968, Valerie Solanas visited the Factory, looking for Warhol, who she felt was taking control of her screenplay away from her. She waited until Warhol returned around 4pm. Within a few minutes, she shot Warhol three times, seriously wounding him, as well as shooting Mario Amaya. Solanas turned herself in to the police a few hours later. In 1996, an indie film was made depicting the surrounding events called I Shot Andy Warhol starring Lili Taylor and Jared Harris.

Around 1970, Warhol built a video camera system and taped his visitors and documented the activities around the studio.

Warhol's studio remained at this address until he moved locations in 1973.

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andy warhol’s the factory

from andy warhol posted in art and design by pete_nice

From 1962 to 1968, Andy Warhol rented a studio space on the fifth floor of the former building at this location. For a rent of "only about one hundred dollars a year," Warhol's studio was a hive of activity. He employed a number of friends, artists, drug addicts, performers, musicians, and anybody else willing to help with his numerous creative projects. There was an assembly line style screen-printing operation to churn out prints.

The walls of this location were coated with tin foil, leading to the other nickname of the studio, "The Silver Factory." The studio was a meeting place for artists and musicians, and Warhol collaborated with The Velvet Underground & Nico for the cover of their 1967 studio album.

In 1968, Warhol changed location of the studio, and the building that housed the original Factory no longer exists.

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banksy’s naked man hanging from a window

from banksy posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Banksy's 'naked man hanging from a window' can be viewed from Park Street in Banksy's home town of Bristol.

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one of buckminster fuller’s first geodesic domes

from buckminster fuller posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

In 1953, Buckminster Fuller was commissioned by the architect of the Nautilus Motor Inn in Woods Hole to design a building for the Inn's restaurant. The geodesic dome that Fuller constructed with the help of his students in 1954 is his oldest surviving geodesic dome and one of the first built for commercial use.

The Dome Restaurant closed in 2002, and as of 2008, there were plans for Fuller's grandnephew to oversee the restoration of the building.

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the heidelberg project

from the heidelberg project posted in art and design by ajdi78

The found objects displayed in this outdoor art exhibit symbolize the post riot plight of Detroit’s “Black Bottom” neighborhood. Creator Tyree Guyton is the subject of the Emmy Award Winning Documentary, Come Unto Me, the Faces of Tyree Guyton.

The Counting Crows were in town and asked to be dropped off here. They didn't realize the improbability of finding a taxi when they were ready to leave. This isn't exactly a "cab-hailing" part of town.

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