Friday, December 18, 2020

39 Fantastic Andy Warhol Celebrity Polaroids From the 1970s and 1980s

 


It may seem like a recent phenomenon, but Andy Warhol was an anomalous life logger in the 1960s, endlessly snapping Polaroids of the celebrities buzzing around him.


“My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person,” king of Pop Art Andy Warhol once said.


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.


The candid portraits, taken by Warhol with his Polaroid Big Shot Camera in the Seventies and Eighties, include leading lights from the world of music, movies and sport, from Liza Minelli and John Lennon to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Muhammad Ali.



Warhol himself even appeared in some Polaroids, from his Fright Wig of 1986




Debbie Harry




Diana Ross




Dolly Parton




 Farrah Fawcett




Diane von Furstenberg




Liza Minelli




Georgio Armani




Jane Fonda




Tatum O’Neal & John McEnroe




Dennis Hopper




Joan Collins




Martha Graham




Dorothy Hamill




Senator Edward Kennedy




Gianni Versace




Chris Evert




Jerry Hall




Jack Nicholson




Candy Darling




Divine




Jean-Michel Basquiat




Audrey Hepburn




Sonia Rykiel




Diana Vreeland




Little Edie Beale




Valentino




Yves Saint Laurent




Bianca Jagger




Carolina Herrera




John Lennon




Yoko Ono




Arnold Schwarzengger




Mick Jagger




Truman Capote




Paloma Picasso




 Halston




OJ Simpson




Muhammad Ali





(Photos by Andy Warhol)




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