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Enigmatic Andy Warhol claimed he had “no real point to make” in producing art. Yet, his silkscreens, sculptures, paintings, and photographs reveal the artist’s profound interest in the way art intersected with fields like advertising, fashion, film, mass culture, and underground music. In his experimentations with photography and portraiture, Warhol was fascinated with representations of both the individual and the masses and used the Polaroid portrait to illustrate the fine lines between art and popular culture, celebrity and anonymity. [excerpt]
Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
Andy Warhol, Polaroid, portraits, photography
Francisco, Emily A. '14, "Andy Warhol: Polaroids & Portraits" (2013). Schmucker Art Catalogs. Book 11.