A New Andy Warhol Documentary Is Coming

A New Andy Warhol Documentary Is Coming

With footage shot by Warhol himself, That Summer will give an intimate look at the artist's decadent Montauk estate.

With footage shot by Warhol himself, That Summer will give an intimate look at the artist's decadent Montauk estate.

Text: E.R. Pulgar

Pop art fans, rejoice: a posthumous Andy Warhol is set to star in a film he shot himself. That Summer, directed by Göran Hugo Olsson, will splice together archival footage of Warhol and other jet-setters who spent time at his summer home in Montauk, New York in the 70s. The iconic visual artist and printmaker hosted everyone from Mick Jagger to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and the film is set to provide an intimate look at both the house and Warhol's social circle from the eyes of the man himself.

Warhol's Montauk estate, sold for $50 million dollars in 2015, was purchased with film director and frequent collaborator Paul Morrisey. The ostentatious summer home served as an escape from the hectic New York City Factory Scene Warhol became synonymous with and provided a getaway for the artist and his glitterati inner circle to throw decadent parties and cut loose away from the stress of city life.

Olsson's experience editing footage to tell a cohesive story will prove essential to the task of bringing some much-needed humanity to the enigmatic, often misunderstood figure Warhol has become. Black Power Mixtape, the film that put Olsson on the map, was made up entirely of footage shot by Swedish journalists and tells the story of the American Black Power movement. The director is using the same technique with never-before-seen footage that Warhol filmed in the estate, with Olsson's curation allowing the artist's home videos to take center stage.

As of now, the documentary has no set release date.

Credits: Banner photos: self portraits by Andy Warhol

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