Andy Warhol Polaroids

March 29, 2011 at 9:13 am | Posted in photography | 3 Comments
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I wish I could have caught this Andy Warhol show at Danziger Projects in person. The portrait-snapshots were taken between 1970 and 1986 on Warhol’s favorite camera—the Polaroid Big Shot. The camera had a standard fixed focal length, often used for everyday purposes like ID cards or passport pictures. The Big Shot captured these A-listers in a low-budget manner, creating an out of the ordinary way to admire these stars. How adorable was Dolly Parton? and Arnold—who-wah! and coy Debbie Harry—love her.

Pictured here: Debbie Harry, Teddy Kennedy, Julian Schnabel, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Halston, Farrah Fawcett



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  1. Love those shots.

  2. hey katie! your old phillips collection pal kristin here :)
    not sure how i found your blog (fb probably?) but i like it! if you’re ever in chicago, look me up because i am the collections manager at a photography museum and we just acquired a big batch of warhol’s polaroids in our collection. i can show them to you anytime!

    looks like you’re doing well!

    • Hey Kristin, I would love to see those Warhold Polaroids! Man, I would love to go to Chicago too. Believe it or not, I haven’t been there since I was a kid. Ridiculous for what a cool town it is.
      Hope to see you around—maybe DC? maybe Chicago!
      xox! Katie

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