“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.
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