Edie, an American Biography Setting & Symbolism

Jean Stein
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The Factory was the first art studio of pop culture artist and icon Andy Warhol as well as the center of the New York scene in the 1960s. The studio was originally named the Silver Factory by Billy Name because the building was covered in tinfoil and silver paint. The interior was much like that of a traditional factory in that those in residence functioned as an assembly line producing various silk screens. At the time, silk screens and lithographs were Warhol's main media. Warhol eventually expanded his production efforts to include movies, music, shoes, and anything else he could sell using his famous name.

Billy Name's other contribution to the Factory was a red velvet couch, which became the focal point of the famous studio. The couch gained fame in its own right by appearing in two Warhol films, "Couch" and "Blow Job."

Although Warhol's...

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