Famous People in Focus in Warhol Polaroids
Posted by David Ozanich — 20 Jan 2011
Dolly Parton by Andy Warhol
"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person," declared Andy Warhol, the Pope of Pop. What could be easier than shooting quick-to-see Polaroid prints of celebrity pals that arrived daily on his "factory" doorstep? Andy's also ironically remembered for stating, "Photographers feel guilty that all they do for a living is press a button."
Later these Polaroids would be used as the basis for his more famous silkscreen paintings but these relics from the Factory are still fascinating just as they are. The Flavorwire online gallery has many of the celebrities on view in the show including Debbie Harry, Dennis Hopper, Halston and Diana Ross. "Andy Warhol: Big Shots" is on view at Danziger Projects in New York until February 26th.
Yoko Ono by Andy Warhol