Marshall Swerman Fine-Art photographer and his Andy Warhol T-Shirt Info
All of the photographs of Andy Warhol were taken by Fine-Art photographer Marshall Swerman and the Celestial Objects images were composed by Marshall from historical nude images and the Hubble Space Telescope photographs. All images are printed on 100% cotton shirts, relaxed fit, true to size and made by Bella Canvas or another manufacturer of similar or better quality.
Marshall Swerman is a self-taught photographer who began taking photographs in 1966 with his first camera, a Pentax Spotmatic when living on the Lower East Side of New York City. Swerman studied filmmaking and videography at the School of Visual Arts in New york city and The New York School of Photography. His reportage work of the culture of the late 60's through the mid-70's has been published worldwide. Swerman was among the first photographers to document the proliferating phenomenon of graffiti in New York CIty. His coverage of graffiti as art was showcased in a cover story in the prestigious Print Magazine and in numerous books on the graffiti scene. His photography has been celebrated in solo exhibits in New York City, Martha's Vineyard, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Denmark and his work is found in collections throughout the world.
In the 70's after co-founding a successful advertising boutique and graphics arts services company in Los Angeles that catered to the film, television, radio and recording industries, the demands of the business world necessitated a period of abandonment of his photographic art. Now resurrecting his studio, Swerman is revisiting his photography and archives, working towards completing many of the photographic projects he put on the shelf and new projects. One of these is the "Dead Cars and Other Body Parts", a photographic study of stripped and abandoned cars. Another project is his "Factory and Friends Series" that includes rare photographs of Andy Warhol and his entourage of "superstars," shot when Swerman was given the opportunity to spend time with Andy at his studio (the Factory) in Union Square in the mid-60's. Swerman's Warhol portraits are included in the Warhol Museum collection in Pittsburgh and were highlighted in the Ric Burns PBS American Masters documentary of the artist in 2006. More recently some of Swerman's photographs are included in the newly published 961 page biography of Andy by Blake Gopnick and published by HarperCollins in 2020. Many of these images are are printed on the tees shown on this site.
Signed photographic prints of all images are available for sale. If interested please contact Marshall Swerman by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org