Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, 1962-98. Photography by Billy Name, William John Kennedy and Warhol himself.
The Silver Factory, also known as The Factory was Andy Warhol’s original New York City studio from 1962 to 1968. The Silver Factory was located on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. It was the hip hangout for artsy types, amphetamine users, and the Warhol superstars. It was famed for its groundbreaking parties. In the studio, Warhol’s workers would make silkscreen, lithographs and film movies.