8 Rare Party Photos From The Warhol Factory

Celebrating Andy Warhol's 86th birthday in style.

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Andy Warhol with Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photo by Bob Adelman
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Andy Warhol with Factory regulars Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, and Jack Smith. Photo by Dennis Hopper
Warhol with Factory regulars Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, and Jack Smith.
Photo: Dennis Hopper, 1963
Andy Warhol with Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photo by Bob Adelman
Warhol with Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Photo: Bob Adelman
Andy Warhol The Silver Factory 60's (8), Bob Adelman, Edie Sedgwick
Edie Sedgwick and a friend dance at the Silver Factory.
Photo: Bob Adelman
Andy Warhol The Silver Factory 60's (12), Bob Adelman
A party at the Silver Factory.
Photo: Bob Adelman
Andy Warhol Photo by Billy Name
The crowd gets blinded by the light.
Photo: Billy Name
Andy Warhol Photo by Billy Name
Warhol with two topless visitors.
Photo: Billy Name
Edie Sedgwick dances at a party at Andy Warhol's Factory
More dancing, this time sans pants.
Photo: Bob Adelman
Paul Morrissey, Nico, Andy Warhol, and Gerard Malanga.
Photo: Tim Boxer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In honor of what would have been Andy Warhol‘s “golden birthday” (when you turn the age of your birth date, for those uninitiated), we’ve tracked down some pictures from legendary shindigs that may or may not have been in honor of the occasion. But, really, who needs an occasion for a party when you’re Andy Warhol?

While these pictures prove that Factory girl Edie Sedgwick knew how to boogie, the rest of the crew, which included Gerard Melanga, Paul Morrissey, Nico, and on occasion, Jean-Michel Basquiat, seemed content just to stand around looking impeccably cool. We can’t say we blame them.


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