For seven years, beginning in late 1963, when Warhol
gave him a 35-millimeter Honeywell Pentax camera, Billy Name was the
resident photographer of the Factory, capturing the perpetual swirl of
superstars, celebrities and hangers-on.
The pictures provide rare documentation of nearly every aspect of Warhol's world.
But sometime in the last two years, Mr. Name's archive of negatives went
missing. Mr. Name left it in the care of a photography agent, Kevin
Kushel, a former director of The Associated Press's photo archive, and
whom Mr. Name said he had not been able to contact for months. The
disappearance of the negatives has alarmed not just Mr. Name but also
scholars, who describe the images as an important historical record of a
pivotal time in art history.
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