Famous People in Focus in Warhol Polaroids

Posted by David Ozanich — 20 Jan 2011

dolly.jpgDolly Parton by Andy Warhol

Icons of the 1970s. Polaroids. Andy Warhol. All of these things pretty easily qualify as "awesome." Flavorwire has a story on "Andy Warhol: Big Shots" at the Danziger Projects.

"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.

rmapp.jpgRobert Mapplethorpe by Andy Warhol

yoko.jpgYoko Ono by Andy Warhol

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