FAMOUS! (AND NOT-SO-FAMOUS): POLAROIDS BY ANDY WARHOL
Fine Arts Gallery (Vanderbilt University) / 1220 21st Ave. S. January 11, 2018 - March 2, 2018
From 1970 to 1987, Andy Warhol took scores of Polaroid and black-and-white photographs, the vast majority of which were never seen by the public. These images often served as the basis for his commissioned portraits, silk-screen paintings, drawings, and prints. As the exhibition’s title suggests, the wide range of subjects including famous people—legends such as Dolly Parton, O. J. Simpson, Bianca Jagger (Mick Jagger’s first wife and a well-known human rights advocate] and Georgia O’Keeffe — and less famous people reveals that anyone who was prepared to pay cash for a private commission could be immortalized by Warhol.
All images part of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection and © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.