Andy Warhol – Polaroids 1958-1987

Ok non sono tutti capolavori, il volume e’ davvero impegnativo come dimensioni, ma insomma, dentro c’e’ davvero di tutto, artisti, musicisti, tutta la scena culturale del periodo, in foto alcune anche private, sicuramente interessante, e poi, basta scrivere polaroid.. oppure no?

Andy Warhol Book Cover Andy Warhol
Reuel Golden
Photography
Taschen
15 April 2015
560

Instant Andy: 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 his personal and profesional life. 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. Often impromptu, Warhol's Polaroids document his era like Instagram captures our own, oscillating between spontaneity, staging, representation, and the connection between photography and fame. This collection spans the full range of Warhol's instant pictures, from portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Dennis Hopper, David Hockney, Yves Saint Laurent, Jack Nicholson, O.J Simpson, Pelé, Debbie Harry to landscapes, and still lifes of the iconic soup cans. An indispensable record of Warhol's life, world, and vision, the book also features an Andy Warhol timeline, biographies of the sitters, and additional photographs by Chris Stein and Gerard Malanga. Text in English, French, and German