Andy Warhol's Factory footage of stars to hit DVD for first time

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Andy Warhol‘s Factory screen tests, featuring Lou Reed, Nico and Dennis Hopper, are set to see official release for the first time.

The DVD, “13 Most Beautiful… Songs From Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests”, features screen tests recorded between 1964 and 1966 at the artist’s New York Factory Studios.

Factory starlet Edie Sedgewick also features alongside The Velvet Underground‘s Reed and Nico and actor Hopper.

An original soundtrack to the silent screen tests has been written by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips.

The DVD is released on February 16 2009 in the UK.

Watch a clip of Warhol’s screen tests from the new DVD here.