Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Portraits

Feb 20, 2012 8:55pm

Andy Warhol was best known for his famous silkscreen portraits, which were his bread and butter throughout the 1970s and ’80s. Just as iconic as those paintings were his portraits of the bold-faced names of the period. Celebrities, musicians, fashion moguls and athletes of the time stood before the lens of Warhol’s Polaroid Big Shot camera.

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Debbie Harry ● 1980

An upcoming exhibition at New York’s Danziger Gallery, “Andy Warhol: Photographer,” showcases photographs taken by the pop-art master, many  rarely seen by the general public, including his Polaroid portraits as well as his lesser-known 8×10 black and white photos. The show will run from March 1 to April 21, 2012.

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Diana Ross ● 1981

 

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Gianni Versace ● 1980

 

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Jane Fonda ● 1982

 

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O.J. Simpson ● 1977

 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger ● 1977

 

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Ryan O’Neal ● 1971

 

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Tatum O’Neal ● 1986

 

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Muhammad Ali ● Undated

 

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Edward Kennedy ● 1979

 

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Tina Turner ● 1974

 

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Truman Capote ● 1977

 

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Liza Minnelli ● 1977

 

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John Lennon ● 1971

 

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Yoko Ono ● 1971

 

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Dolly Parton ● 1985

 

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Dorothy Hamill ● 1977

 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ● 1978

 

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Joan Collins ● 1985

 

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Chris Evert ● 1977

 

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Keith Haring ● 1986

 

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Wayne Gretzky ● 1983

 

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Tom Seaver ● 1977

 

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Diane Von Furstenberg ● 1984

 

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Pelé 1977

 

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Warhol Fright Wig ● 1986

 

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Jack Nicklaus ● 1977

 

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Willie Shoemaker ● 1977

 

 

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