DAILY ART FIX: ANDY WARHOL AND NICO DRESSED UP AS BATMAN AND ROBIN, 1966

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Favorite live Action Bat-Suit? - Batman - Comic Vine

What Costume Will the Poor Girl Wear to All Tomorrow’s Parties? Nico and Warhol as Batman and Robin

A little 60s cosplay from art scene icon Andy Warhol and singer Nico, for Esquire magazine.

The Batman TV series had taken to the airwaves in the start of 1966. Before the year was out, it would spawn a feature movie. Almost certainly the caped crusader was on everyone’s lips that year; as we all know, the show is simply a supreme example of kid-friendly absurdism that even something like Pee-wee’s Playhouse can’t quite touch. Warhol was interested in Batman as a subject of pop art. In addition to the image above, there was also his 1964 movie Batman Dracula, which is said to be the first camp treatment of Batman.

The photographer who took the pics was Frank Bez. One of the images was used in an interesting little feature called “Remember the Sixties?” It seems likely that this was the introductory page for a series of photographs. The point of the feature was how incredibly much of note had been squeezed into just six years of our nation’s history, which is the exact thing that we all think when we think about that era. The really strange thing is that from our perspective, they were just getting going, the next five years or so would be incredibly active on the cultural front.

Read the full article here: DANGEROUS MINDS – ANDY WARHOL AND NICO DRESSED UP AS BATMAN AND ROBIN, 1966

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