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I Shot Andy Warhol

In 1967, the  building that Warhol’s Silver Factory was in on East 47th was being torn down, so he moved it to the 6th Floor of the Union Square Decker Building, to be closer to his favorite hang out, Max’s Kansas City. The space was found by Paul Morrissey, and was home to the Factory until 1973.

In 1968, the crazy Valerie Solanas, author of the awesome S.C.U.M. Manifesto (Society for Cutting Up Men) shot at Warhol 3 times at 4 pm, because she felt he was taking control of her screenplay away from her. The third shot finally hit, going through his left lung, spleen, stomach, liver, esophagus and finally his right lung. Warhol was pronounced clinically dead- and then was revived! She also shot art critic Mario Amaya. (which was the subject of one of my fave films in high school).

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Warhol installed video cameras in 1970 as a means for security but also to document happenings around the studio. When he moved out in 1973, he started creating the Warhol Time Capsules as part of moving out.

What: The Factory

Who: Andy Warhol

Where: 33 Union Square West, 10003


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  1. Andy Warhol was shot in his Factory in the Decker building on Union Square West http://t.co/M9ecXWhtWF

  2. RT @liberationnyc: Andy Warhol was shot in his Factory in the Decker building on Union Square West http://t.co/Xo2SW2s174 via @ArtNerdNewYork #warhol

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