Warhol framed this intimate image of somnambulist John Giorno as if he’s gazing at his lover sharing the bed. The artist shot nearly 1,000 three-minute rolls of film, but chose to loop only a select few for this excerpt of his 5-hour, 21-minute complete version. 1963, U.S., BW, silent, 16mm, 42-minute excerpt.
In opposition to mandates that forbade Hollywood films to show kisses of more than three seconds, Warhol’s cinematic pairings, including some same-sex couples, last three minutes each. 1963, U.S., BW, silent, 16mm, 58 minutes.