The Chelsea Girls Exploded

In the fall of 1966 The Chelsea Girls, Andy Warhol’s double-screen masterpiece, began its unprecedented journey from its birthplace downtown to uptown commercial success. In celebration of the new publication Andy Warhol’s The Chelsea Girls and the ongoing Warhol film digitization project, The Andy Warhol Museum and The Museum of Modern Art present the premiere of a new high-quality digital scan, alongside related films and all the never-before-seen material Warhol shot to create his epic vision of the New York underground scene.

The exhibition features in-person appearances by Warhol stars; 10 film premieres, including The Trip, The John, Their Town (Toby Short), and The Pope Ondine Story; and two special 16mm screenings of The Chelsea Girls.

Organized by Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video, and Greg Pierce, Associate Curator of Film and Video, The Andy Warhol Museum; and Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is supported by The Museum of Modern Art’s Annual Film Fund.

Special thanks to MPC NY and Technicolor PostWorks NY for their expertise and commitment to digitizing the films of Andy Warhol.