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Warhol’s High Security Factory

After the whole Valerie Solanas shooting Warhol incident, the Factory was packed up and moved up the block to a higher security building. Bullet proof doors, closed-circuit surveillance, and secret rear exits ensured that Warhol felt safe, and could “escape” fans if necessary. Warhol also tried to deter the obsessed fans who would call over and over by hiring only foreign receptionists. Repeatedly having to spell out their names over and over to the receptionists who could hardly speak English deterred more than one incessant caller from calling constantly.

During the ten years the Factory was here (from 1974-1984) Warhol created the boxes of “Time Capsules” (which now reside at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh), the Skull paintings, the piss paintings, and many of his films were created here.

Who: Andy Warhol

What: The 3rd Factory

Where: 860 Broadway & Union Square West

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