Andy Warhol was never seen without his wig, his glasses, his backpack, and for many years, his Polaroid camera. Whirring out a quickie photo of you was his way of communicating without having to, you know, communicate. He saw you, he took your photo, be thrilled, move on. Now 100 of his ‘roids and 50 of his gelatin silver black-and-white prints are currently on exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in a show called “Looking Into Andy Warhol’s Photographic Practice,” which sounds about as exciting as a visit to the dermatologist. The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program (part of the Andy Warhol Foundation) donated the prints to the museum two years ago, in recognition of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary. The Program also gave away about 28,000 Warhol photographs worth more than $28 million to 185 other museums in the US. Yeah, Andy took a lot of photos. Here are some. More at LAT.
Photos, clockwise from top left: Bianca Jagger, 1979; Muhammad Ali, 1977; Dracula, 1981; and an untitled photo of sculptor Juan Hamilton and artist Georgia O’Keeffe