The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Celebrities and unknowns alike star in presentation of nearly forty rarely or never-seen Andy Warhol Polaroids
Andy Warhol: Pia Zadora, 1983; Polacolor ER; 4-1/4 x 3-3/8 in.; gift of the The Andy Warhol Center for the Visual Arts. © The Andy Warhol Center for the Visual Arts.
BERKELEY, CA.- The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents Andy Warhol: Polaroids / MATRIX 240. The exhibition features a selection of Warhol’s Polaroid portraits drawn from an extraordinary gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to the museum. From 1970 to 1987, Warhol, armed with his Polaroid Big Shot camera, captured a wide range of individuals—the royalty, rock stars, executives, artists, patrons of the arts, and athletes who epitomized seventies and eighties high society, but also as many unknown subjects. From January 27 through May 20, 2012, BAM/PFA will feature a group of approximately forty of these photographs, including portraits of Caroline, Princess of Monaco; Diane von Furstenberg; and O.J. Simpson.

Famous for his contributions to Pop Art, Warhol used photography as a central part of his art-making process. Before turning to fine art, Warhol worked in advertising and commercial art, experiences that informed his approach to portraiture. In 1962, he debuted his first silkscreen paintings of celebrities, serializing pictures he pulled from magazines and press photos. In addition to using found images, Warhol eventually incorporated his own photography into his practice. In 1969 he launched inter/View magazine, which featured his photos of celebrities. By the 1970s and 1980s, portrait commissions were a major source of his income, and many of his Polaroids would serve as the basis for these works.

While each of the images in Andy Warhol: Polaroids is unique, the consistency of composition, poses, and plain white backdrop equalizes the superstars and lesser-known subjects. To Warhol, they were all beautiful people. But even within this uniform staging, we see the artist finding numerous ways to create memorable, varied, and iconic compositions. Though these photos may be small in size, together the Warhol Polaroids provide a glimpse into the artistic process of one of the twentieth century’s most important artists.





Today's News

January 30, 2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition explores van Gogh's deep immersion into nature

Newly renovated and freshly installed 19th-Century French galleries reopen at National Gallery of Art

Weegee: Murder Is My Business at the International Center of Photography in New York

The Clark explores the art of copying - "Copycat: Reproducing Works of Art" opens

Indian tribes join forces to save petroglyph site dating as far back as A.D. 1200

Aargauer Kunsthaus opens monographic exhibition featuring Swiss artist Roman Signer

Rachel Kneebone presents new artwork alongside sculptures by Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum

George Custer dealer Christopher Kortlander seeks return of seized artifacts

Amalia Pica and Karsten Födinger open exhibition at Kunst Halle St. Gallen

Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda presents exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof

Kunsthalle Zurich announces opening date in new permanent home in the Lowenbrau art complex

Celebrities and unknowns alike star in presentation of nearly forty rarely or never-seen Andy Warhol Polaroids

Exhibition on the production and culture of tobacco as seen through the eyes of Xu Bing

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces recipients for the inaugural round of its artistic grants

MoMA P.S. 1 announces a solo exhibition of Darren Bader

Media pioneer Zbigniew Rybczynski and Gábor Bódy in an exhibition at the ZKM Media Museum

Egyptians move to reclaim streets through graffiti

Frederick's Montezuma: Power and Meaning in the Prussian Court Opera opens in Berlin

Israeli artist Ruven Kuperman opens exhibition at Kit Schulte Contemporary Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun mask repair

2.- Scrolls scorched by Vesuvius may be read again thanks to 21st century technology

3.- Italian government seizes more than 5,000 looted antiquities in record 45-million-euro haul

4.- Remains of at least five people found in Alexander the Great-era tomb in Amphipolis

5.- Munich poised to lift ban on Holocaust memorial project known as Stolpersteine

6.- Rare coin records smashed by Heritage Auctions at Florida United Numismatists Convention

7.- Bonhams to offer Alan Turing's hidden manuscript on the foundations of mathematics and computer science

8.- Jane Wilson, painter of luminous landscapes, dies at the age of 90 in New York

9.- First exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history opens in London

10.- Paul Simonon presents a series of new paintings at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site