Warhol's typically apt title says it all: The Nude Restaurant is 100 minutes of footage of naked (unless a G-string counts as clothing) male restaurant patrons and one female waitress (played by Viva). The artist's intentionally shoddy filming techniques give the film a laconic physicality, and the combination of pornographic flesh and mundane conversation creates a surreal, gritty texture.
The Nude Restaurant
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Thursday, March 03, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Andy Warhol, 1967, 100 min., 16mm
Image: Andy Warhol, The Nude Restaurant, 1967-68; 16mm film, color, sound, 99 minutes; ©2011 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute; all rights reserved; courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum