In late 1964, Andy Warhol commissioned young fashion photographer David McCabe to document his daily activities for one year. During the course of this project, whenever the artist called, McCabe would come to meet him either at the factory, an opening, a party, a coffeeshop or any place where Warhol wanted to be accompanied by the photographer and his camera. In the end, these images were never published, perhaps because they revealed more than the increasingly-famous Warhol was willing to share with the public. Hidden away for almost 40 years, the significant majority of these photographs are now presented together for the first time to largely fulfill their original intention, A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol. These images not only represent unique documentation of one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, they also provide a behind-the-scenes look at the New York City art world at a time when Pop Art was at its peak. McCabe's photographs are accompanied by the descriptions and reminiscences of Factory insider David Dalton, one of Warhol's first assistants.
McCabe selected 450 of the most significant 2500 pictures, organized here in chronological order. David Dalton, who took part in many of the events organized at the Factory at that time and became an insider to Warhol's world, wrote the captions and short stories that accompany McCabe's pictures. These writings reveal unique facts, stories, and anecdotes about Warhol and the community of cellebrities that surrounded him.