Jonas Mekas

Award Presentation to Andy Warhol (1964) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

Photographed by Jonas Mekas and Gregory Markopolous. "The Independent Film Award for 1964 is presented to Andy Warhol. We see Andy among his leading stars, Baby Jane Holzer, Gerry Malanga, Ivy Nicholsen, and we see the the editor of Film Culture, Jonas Mekas, presenting the award: a basket of fruit - mushrooms, carrots and apples, bananas - which then, they all eat with great pleasure." --J.M. "I can recall seeing only one Warhol film which was wholly pastoral and unneurotic in feeling, which contained or provoked none of these or other disturbing implications; and that turned out not to be a Warhol film at all, as I thought at the time, but a kind of homage, by Jonas Mekas, to Warhol - really a work of Mekas' own sensibility though seemingly in the official Warhol style. When I saw AWARD PRESENTATION I was hung for days on the kind of imagination revolutionary enough at once to conceive of a film as something so simple and to make that simplicity so pleasurable." -- James Stoller, Film Quarterly.

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