‘Lost’ Andy Warhol Photos To Go On Public Display For The First Time

Steve Wood's pictures show the artist in various poses and have spent the last 30 years in a filing cabinet

For the first time, photographic portraits of artist Andy Warhol are going on exhibition after they were forgotten in a filing cabinet for over 30 years.

The photos, taken in 1981 by photographer Steve Wood, show Warhol in various poses at a hotel in Deauville, France.

Wood told the BBC that the 35mm slides had been ‘gathering dust’ in his filing cabinet for over three decades.

He said: ‘On my return from Deauville I came back with so many celebrity pictures that I just chose the ones to be published in the newspapers and forgot the rest.

‘It was only last year when my friend David Munns – a famous food photographer in London – jogged my memory drawing a parallel between my loft space and that of Warhol’s.

‘We got talking and David refused to believe I had ever met the man! So I began the search through my 35mm slides marked ‘W’, and the images were rediscovered, right next to Dennis Waterman.’

The portraits will be shown at an exhibition titled ‘Lost Then Found’ in New York in May. Some images are also featuring in a pop-up exhibition in London at South Place Hotel, from May 10-12.

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