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The windows along Forty-seventh Street faced south, but Warhol preferred keeping most of the light blocked out. He stacked up the hundreds of plywood boxes along the walls. He called his studio the Factory, to play up the artist's assembly-line approach to his work. It took three months to complete the silk-screened crates. " Attendance called —not sur- was huge, with of people waiting for admission outside gallery. tional. the The impact made by the boxes was sensaBut, as would often occur during Warhol's show an important question: Was it really art?

Karp and Henry Geldzahler, an Ivan assistant curator at Museum of Art, were impressed with what they saw. But they were slightly taken aback by the environment in which the artist worked, with the television, radio, and phonograph all blaring. Warhol also enjoyed welcoming guests while wearing an the Metropolitan eighteenth-century encouraged Warhol mask visitors to of feathers wear masks as several sold Geldzahler he had them pictures, shown and jewels. He well. and through to various art galleries.

Julia Warhola took over the cooking and housework, while Warhol concentrated completely on his art. He had done numerous illustrations based on author Truman Capote's books, and he decided to show them to Alexandre lolas, an art dealer. The result was Warhol's first gallery opening on June 16, 1952. " Warhol invited Capote, whom he admired, to attend. But the author did not come. When crime. If a recording Warhol's friends were still questioning the valid- work, the gallery show helped prove he was ity of his serious about producing fine art —in spite of the fact that none of the pictures sold.

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