“A fascinating insight into the American world of glamour and excess among the company that Warhol kept.”
“Flipping through its pages feels like the closest we'll ever get to Warhol's daily life at the time…”
“Free from likes, filters and double taps, a look into Warhol's Polaroid series takes us beyond the screens of Instagram and into his very own visual diary.”
“Polaroids captures New York society at its candid, inclusive and instant best…Warhol definitely saw Instagram coming.”
“…a fascinating insight of Andy Warhol’s intimate relationship with his celebrity friends.”
“Andy Warhol. Polaroids reads like the Instagram feed that might have been… the book is itself a snapshot of culture and celebrity in the latter half of the 20th century.”
Andy Warhol. Polaroids
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 from the late 1950s 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, many of them never seen before.
Portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Yves Saint Laurent, Pelé, Debbie Harry are included alongside images of Warhol’s entourage and high life, landscapes, and still lifes from Cabbage Patch dolls to the iconic soup cans. Often raw and impromptu, the Polaroids document Warhol’s era like Instagram captures our own, offering a unique record of the life, world, and vision behind the Pop Art maestro and modernist giant.