BILLY NAME, American photographer and Andy Warhol archivist, born; an American photographer, artist, filmmaker, lighting designer, and the main archivist of the Warhol era from 1964-70.
His brief romance and subsequent close friendship with Andy Warhol fostered substantial collaboration on Warhol’s most influential work, including his films, paintings and sculpture. Linich became Billy Name among the coterie known as the Warhol Superstars, and he is considered one of the most significant. He was responsible for “silverizing” Warhol’s New York studio the Factory, where he lived until 1970. His images of Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Nico, Ultra Violet, Bob Dylan, Mary oronov and of Warhol himself, amongst others, are portraits of the birth of the Pop Art era.