Andy Warhol’s Rarely-Seen Photographs Get Showcased For The First Time
By Thanussha Priyah, 24 Jan 2020
Image via Lasse Olsson / Pressens bild (public domain)
Andy Warhol cemented himself in history for his work in Pop Art. Warhol is synonymous with his iconic Campbell soup artwork, but beyond his undeniable presence in pop culture, the artist had a lesser-known talent: photography.
Warhol’s photographs were rarely shared with the masses—well, until now.
Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City is currently hosting its first-ever Warhol-centered exhibition called Andy Warhol Photography: 1967–1987. It will showcase his photographs between the years 1967 and 1987, the year of his demise. The show presents 193 photographs by Warhol that have never been put up for display before.
The exhibition will explore the artist’s “practice, subjects, and techniques,” offering a wholly new perspective on Warhol’s “process and personal life.”
Gallerist Shainman shared that Warhol leveraged on photography as a “tool for both engaging with his subjects, as well as a distancing mechanism.”
The Andy Warhol Photography: 1967–1987 exhibition will run from 9 January 2020 to 15 February 2020. More information can be found here.
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“Andy Warhol Photography: 1967- 1987” opens tonight at both 20th and 24th Street galleries from 6-8pm! We are thrilled to be presenting an exhibition of this lesser known but fundamental body of work. Warhol is known for incorporating iconic press photos of celebrities and gruesome pictures of disasters in his silk-screened paintings and prints. In the late sixties, he began documenting his inner circle using a Polaroid camera that he referred to as “his date”—a loyal party companion. 📸: “Self-Portrait in Fright Wig,” 1986. #AndyWarhol #jackshainmangallery #openingnight
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