Gerard Malanga

(20 March 1943 - / New York City, New York)

Gerard Malanga
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Gerard Joseph Malanga is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator and archivist.

Early Life

Born in the Bronx, New York, Malanga graduated from the School of Industrial Art in Manhattan and attended Wagner College on Staten Island. At Wagner, he befriended one of his English professors, Willard Maas and his wife, Marie Menken.

Andy Warhol and The Factory

Gerard Malanga was Warhol's assistant from 1963 to 1970 and as an actor, had lead parts in many of his early films. He danced with the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Warhol's multimedia presentation of the Velvet Underground. Malanga claims to have created some of the works ... more »

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