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Kiss, Sleep, Blow Job. Lockdown is about to get a little more interesting

Experimental Andy Warhol from the days of The Factory — newly restored and now streaming online.

Words Sabina Sysantos

Beyond pop art paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s soup cans, Andy Warhol also heavily experimented with film. Warhol’s desire to observe all things psychosexual, paired with New York’s eccentric underground scene, saw the emergence of films like Kiss, Sleep, and Blow Job. Often grouped as a loose trilogy, the films were first shown in Warhol’s Factory and feature other artists, muses, and friends who frequented his studio. 

As part of their ongoing Virtual Views initiative, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) have launched Film Vault Summer Camp and is set to release a selection of archival films every week for the month of August. 

Their latest offering is a newly restored edition of Andy Warhol’s Kiss (1963); a meditative study of couples. Endure the entire 58 minutes of silence and seduction with your lockdown buddy, I dare you. 

Kiss is now available to stream courtesy of MoMA.

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