“Andy Warhol Photography: 1967–1987”

Art, Photography
Andy Warhol, Bananas, 1978
Photograph: Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, © 2019 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Andy Warhol’s work was all about responding to the ubiquity of photographic imagery in midcentury America, an approach that grew out of his original career as a commercial artist. His famed silk-screen paintings were based on photos, of course, but even his earliest hand-rendered canvases—such as one of a tabloid front page trumpeting a jet crash—were related to pervasive presence of the camera. This show focusing on Andy’s own forays into the medium features examples spanning his entire career, from images created in a Times Square photo-booth, to Polaroids of celebrities.

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