Warhol's Screen Tests to Appear on Times Square Billboards

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The Associated Press, April 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The electronic billboards of Times Square will show short silent films that Andy Warhol made of such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg and Lou Reed.

The rarely seen footage was shot in Warhol's studio, the Silver Factory, in the mid-1960s.

It will be shown every night during May from 11:57 p.m. to midnight.

Warhol created nearly 500 of the 16mm black-and-white films he called "screen tests."

The monthly series called Midnight Moment is presented by The Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts.


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