13 most beautiful…

Went with B. to see Dean and Britta do the 13 Most Beautiful… (playing songs they scored to 13 of Andy Warhol’s screen tests). I don’t think I’d ever seen any of the screen tests, certainly not in their fullness. Very deceptively simple setup, but so gorgeous, so revealing. Andy was certainly an illustrator, he had an eye for light and shadow, and the “performers” were entirely masks. Masks–no person underneath. Unselfconscious glittering hard masks. And what was “beautiful” then would never make it now. Tyranny of authenticity gets in the way.

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