“Billy Name has begun his next great adventure”
This morning I finished to read POPISME The Warhol Sixties. On its last page there is the note by Billy Name written when he left his darkroom in the factory:
“Andy – I am not here anymore but I am fine Love, Billy”
Since I started to read about the sixties I found his name again and again and now finally I wanted to know, who was Billy Name? I looked up wikipedia and read:
Billy Name, William Linich, Jr. Februar 22.1940 – Juli 18. 2016. Billy Name died yesterday in New York.
Milk Studios, a New York City gallery that has shown Name’s work, confirmed news of his passing. Song Chong wrote in an email to The Huffington Post: “It is with tremendous sadness that we would like to announce that our dear friend and iconic artist Billy Name has begun his next great adventure.