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fotofever 2014 : Gerard Malanga, 50 years of Photo Archives


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Factory, a turning point in the history of contemporary art, the exhibition Gerard Malanga: 50 Years of Photo Archives features a selection of original, unique prints, including a series of iconic photographs taken of the Velvet Underground in 1966. A bohemian poet, experimental filmmaker and actor, Malanga (b. 1943 in the Bronx) became a part of history when Andy Warhol hired him as his assistant in 1963. This was was before the Factory became the art mecca of New York later that decade. Until 1970, they collaborated on masterpieces until one day the “blond angel of the factory” decided to leave and turn the artists he met into timeless icons: the insolent Iggy Pop, William Burroughs turning his back on his family history, Mick Jagger offering up his luscious mouth, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe as young lovers, Dennis Hopper and his strange melancholy, Candy Darling on the route to stardom, all shot with an elegant simplicity. These photographs are documents of a time of artistic freedom, of which Malanga was one of the inspired participants.
Philippe Franck, 2014

Gerard Malanga : 50 years of Photo Archives
From November 14th to 16th 2014

Galerie Caroline Smulders
Fotofever 2014

Carrousel du Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

Gérard Malanga : Films and short films
3 Avenue Winston-Churchill
75008 Paris

Friday 14th Novembre 2014 at 8:00pm
Andy Warhol: Portraits of the Artist as a Young Man, 1964, 21 minutes Collection Centre Georges Pompidou
Gerard Malanga’s Film Notebooks, 2005, 27 minutes Film primé au Festival du film de Vienne en 2005
In Search of the Miraculous, 1967, 29 minutes

Talk with Gerard Malanga & Philippe Franck
Samedi 15 Novembre 2014
MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7 rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris

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