Andy Warhol "Everyone Will Be Famous For 15 Minutes"

Baruch College/Sidney Mishkin Gallery

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From 1970 to 1985, Andy Warhol took thousands of Polaroid photographs mostly with his Polaroid Big Shot plastic camera. He photographed people both famous and unknown, viewing all these images as his "sketches" or source material for future paintings and prints.

More than 100 of Warhol's photographs, mainly Polaroids, but also black and white prints, will be on view at this exhibition. The photos were acquired by the gallery via a grant from the Warhol Foundation and are part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project. Never before seen by the public, these images provide an intimate glimpse into the mind of a celebrated artist at work.

Included in this small trove of Warhol’s photographs are images of Dolly Parton, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Sylvester Stallone, but most of the portraits are of obscure or anonymous individuals. Warhol was, in fact, drawn to the pedestrian and commonplace as much as to spectacle and glamour, a characteristic particularly evident in his black and white prints. A study in casual spontaneity, these pictures attest to Warhol’s enduring fascination of the mundane. Many of his black are white prints are scenes of people, buildings or cars on the street. Collectively, they form a kind of visual diary of his comings and goings.



from March 27, 2009 to May 22, 2009


Andy Warhol

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