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Nat Finkelstein Photos of Andy Warhol’s Infamous Factory ~ A Retrospective

Nat Finkelstein - Andy, "Bobby and Elvis", 1965 - © Nat Finkelstein. Courtesy: Idea Generation Gallery.

LONDON.- Nat Finkelstein was one of the most
respected photojournalists of modern times. Renowned for his iconic and intimate
documentation of Andy Warhol’s infamous “Factory”,
and later
for his political activism including an allegiance with The Black Panthers that
forced him to live abroad for 15 years, Finkelstein remained at the heart of the
cultural zeitgeist up until his death aged 76, 2nd October 2009.
retrospective brings together Finkelstein’s diverse portfolio of work achieved
across five decades: from the Factory scenes, to the civil rights and anti-war
protests of mid-60s America, to his continuing exploration of the subcultures of
80s and 90s New York; Nat’s photographs not only depict their subjects and
scenes, but also provide a visual record of the life and times of the
photographer himself.