Warhol’s Silver Factory
This was the site of Warhol’s Factory from 1962-68. Rent was about $100 per YEAR! The building no longer exists- Warhol moved the factory to Union Sq West in 1968, but this is known as the Silver Factory- the one Billy Name decorated with tin foil everywhere. The Silver Era is what Warhol referred to as the time of intense parties at the Factory, amphetamines, Warhol Superstars, decadence and a carefree lifestyle.
Who: Andy Warhol
What: The Factory (Silver)
Where: 231 East 47th Street, 5th floor (no longer exists)