Saturday, October 12, 2013

Previously Unseen Andy Warhol's Polaroids from 1970's - 1980's

These awesome photos were taken between 1970 and 1987. The shots, of people from various walks of life, are standard in composition. Warhol saw them as a contemporary version of the traditional tin type or cabinet card. And, the idea is remarkably successful.

'Caroline, Princess of Monaco', 1983

'Unidentified girl (Blue t-shirt with Teddy Bear)', 9/1979

'R.C. Gorman', 1979

Left: 'Tom Seaver', 1977;  Right: 'Daryl Lillie', 11/1978

Left: 'Heather Watts', after June 1986; Right: 'Pia Zadora', 1983

Left: 'Billy Squier', 1982; Right: 'Frau Buch', 12/1980

Left: 'dog', 1976; Right: 'committee 2000 champagne glasses', 1982

(Image © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, via designboom)

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