ANDY WARHOL’S Portraits of Celebrities remains the most illustrative demonstration that abstract can be found in the obvious and that details are the natural way of underlying art. ANDY WARHOL was an eccentric in an age of photography when the relevance of art was defined by daring actions.
Below are a portion of his legendary series of CELEBRiTY POLAROiD PORTRAiTS – including some sexy and some not-so sexy portraits of DEBBiE HARRY, YVES SAiNT LAURENT etc. I especially love the PAUL ANKA portrait – as he balances sexy-cheese. Also stand outs are the FARRAH FAWCETT and DENiS HOPPER shots. What can I say – they are unique. Not so hot to me is the shot of JANE FONDA – whom I normally love but quite frankly can’t get past the hair and make-up. In the grand scheme of things I put ANDY WARHOL’S polaroid series right up there with the best of the best in portrait photography.
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