Peter Jensen

Peter Jensen

The Other Side of Andy Warhol

An interview with Danish fashion designer Peter Jensen about Andy Warhol's early drawings from the 1950's which have only recently been discovered.

London-based Peter Jensen (b. 1969) is one of the most acknowledged contemporary Danish fashion designers. In this interview he talks about the early drawings of Andy Warhol, which he finds reflects the glamour of the fashion world, even though "one should not talk about art and fashion in the same breath". More than that though, in Warhol Jensen discovers a sensitive and sometimes lonely observer of the world. Warhol's drawings relate to European artists such as Egon Schiele. Even though they may seem naive and even childish, to Jensen, Warhol's early drawings have a fascination of their own. And seen from a fashion designers point of view, they show what the 1950's were about.

Peter Jensen was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Camera: Mathias Nyholm
Produced by: Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt and Marc-Christoph Wagner
Music by: Velvet Underground.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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