Polaroids
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Andy Warhol’s Polaroids

“Bianca Jagger, 1979.” One of the Polaroid photos in the exhibit “Looking into Andy Warhol’s Photographed Practice” at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. Jagger was one of Warhol’s Studio 54 pals and is the former wife of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
“Muhammad Ali, 1977.” The then heavyweight champion boxer was captured in another of Warhol’s Polaroids in the exhibit. All were taken by Warhol with the company’s low-tech Big Shot camera, which was almost used as a security blanket by Warhol in social situations, friends say. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
“Brooke Hayward, 5/1972.” The actress, daughter of stage producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, as photographed by Warhol. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
“Dracula, 1981.” The count turned up in a number of works by Warhol over the years. The artist’s own nickname was Drella, because friends said he was a combination of Dracula and Cinderella. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
“Gianfranco Ferré, 1980.” Warhol’s photo of the Italian-born fashion designer is included in the exhibit at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
An untitled photo of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, right, and her confidante, sculptor Juan Hamilton. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
“Chuck Nixon” An undated Warhol Polaroid of a young man Warhol spotted in a New York club or bar. Curators tried to track down “Chuck Nixon” but to no avail. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
An undated gelatin silver print titled “Flea Market.” (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
Another undated gelatin silver print by Warhol, this one titled “Table setting.” (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
“Unidentified Fashion Model.” The undated shot is in the Andy Warhol Polaroid photographs exhibition at the Fisher Museum of Art at USC. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
An undated gelatin silver print of onetime Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley, on display at the exhibit “Looking Into Andy Warhol’s Photographed Practice.” The artist intended his Polaroids to serve as time-capsule glimpses of a specific era namely, the 70s and early 80s, when he was at the height of his fame. (USC Fisher Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program)
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