Warhol’s lens. The prince of Pop Art

 

Warhol’s lens. The prince of Pop Art. Andy Warhol was a relentless chronicler of life and its encounters. Carrying a Polaroid camera from the late 1950s until his death in 1987, he amassed a huge collection of instant pictures of friends, lovers, patrons, the famous, the obscure, the scenic, the fashionable, and himself.

 

Warhol’s lens. The prince of Pop Art

“Andy Warhol”, “Jean-Michel Basquiat” 1982, Polacolor Photography Andy Warhol, courtesy of the Andy Warhol Foundation and Bastian Gallery “Liza Minnelli” 1978 courtesy of the Andy Warhol Foundation

Carrying a Polaroid camera from the late 1950s until his death in 1987, he amassed a huge collection of instant pictures of friends, lovers, patrons, the famous, the obscure, the scenic, the fashionable, and himself. Created in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, this book features hundreds of these instant photos.

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Tune in to Andy Warhol, interviewed by the BBC in 1981 on his photography, methods, subjects, and sentiments. From Dalí to Ali, Blondie to Basquiat, through friends, lovers, objects, and self-portraits, find Warhol’s most complete polaroid collection yet at Andy Warhol. 

Andy Warhol. Polaroids 1958-1987

Portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Yves Saint Laurent, Pele, Debbie Harry are included alongside images of Warhol’s entourage and high life, landscapes, and still lifes from Cabbage Patch dolls to the iconic soup cans.

“There’s something about the camera that makes the person look just right.” Andy Warhol

Often raw and impromptu, the Polaroids document Warhol’s era like Instagram captures our own, offering a unique record of the life, world, and vision behind the Pop Art maestro and modernist giant.

Instant Andy

Before there was Instagram, there was Warhol. Andy Warhol was a relentless chronicler of life and its encounters. Carrying a Polaroid camera from the late 1950s until his death in 1987, he amassed a huge collection of instant pictures of friends, lovers, patrons, the famous, the obscure, the scenic, the fashionable, and himself. Created in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, this book features hundreds of these instant photos. Portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Yves Saint Laurent, Pelé, Debbie Harry are included alongside images of Warhol’s entourage and high life, landscapes, and still lifes from Cabbage Patch dolls to the iconic soup cans. Often raw and impromptu, the Polaroids document Warhol’s era like Instagram captures our own, offering a unique record of the life, world, and vision behind the Pop Art maestro and modernist giant

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Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958-1987 is out now, published by Taschen.

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Warhol’s lens. The prince of Pop Art

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