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Andy Warhol : Polaroids 1958-1987 (Hardcover) (Meredith Mendelsohn)

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Instant Andy: Before there was Instagram, there was Warhol
“A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.” - Andy WarholAndy Warhol was a relentless chronicler of his personal and profesional life. Carrying a Polaroid camera from the late 1950s until his death in 1987, he amassed a huge collection of over 20,000 instant pictures offriends, lovers, patrons, the famous, the obscure, the scenic, the fashionable,and himself. Warhol’s Polaroids document his era like Instagram captures our own, oscillating betweenspontaneity, staging, representation, and his connection between art, commerce and fame.This definitive collection spans the full range of Warhol's instant pictures, from portraits of celebrities such asMick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Dennis Hopper, David Hockney, Yves Saint Laurent, Jack Nicholson, Pelé, Debbie Harry tolandscapes, and still lifes of the iconic soup cans. An indispensable record of Warhol's life, world, and vision, the book also features an Andy Warhol timeline, biographies of the sitters, and additional photographs by Chris Stein and Gerard Malanga.
Text in English, French, and German

Instant Andy: Before there was Instagram, there was Warhol
?A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.? - Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was a relentless chronicler of life and its encounters. Carrying a Polaroid camera nearly everywhere he went from the late 1960s 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, most of them never seen before. Portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, O.J Simpson, Pelé, Debbie Harry are included alongside images of his entourage and high life, landscapes, and still lifes from Cabbage Patch dolls to the iconic soup cans. Often raw and impromptu, Warhol?s Polaroids document his era like Instagram captures our own. From the unofficial court photographer of New York high and low society, this collection is an indispensable record of Warhol's life, world, and vision.
Text in English, French, and German
Number of Pages: 560
Genre: Photography
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / General, Individual Photographer
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Meredith Mendelsohn
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2015
TCIN: 17245913
UPC: 9783836551564
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-8006
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