Warhol ‘Lost Then Found’
Metro have been actively involved producing rare limited edition portrait prints of the iconic pop artist Andy Warhol by photographer Steve Wood. The new exhibition ‘Lost Then Found’ is taking place in a temporary New York gallery space in the trendy meat-packing district, for just ten days this May.
These never before seen images were discovered as 35mm slides in 2012, hidden away for thirty years in Steve Wood’s dusty filing cabinet, under ‘W’. The images were shot back in 1981 at La Belle Époque style Royal Hotel in Deauville, France when a chance meeting with mutual friend introduced the two men. Despite reluctance on both sides, Wood found the same light that inspired the Impressionist painters a hundred years before was perfect for the pale, wan and private Warhol. The images show him in various unlikely poses; with a giant sunflower, a backpack, and winking. The results are some of the most incredible and candid images of the artist ever seen.
Metro’s expert technicians have scanned all thirty of the precious 35mm slides before printing the images on Pearl Finish C Type paper. The limited edition prints will be available to order at the venue with 10% of all sales being donated to the Andy Warhol Foundation.
345meatpacking, 345 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
3rd – 12th May 2013
A selection of these images will also feature as part of a pop-up exhibition:
Turner Barns Gallery, South Place Hotel, London
10th – 12th May