Campbell soup cans, Marilyn Monroe are just a few images that come to a silk-screened mind when one mentions Andy Warhol. Sure, the artist is known for his large scale portraits and silk screens that challenges to blur the lines between commerce and fine art, but what’s lesser known about Warhol is the Polaroid shots he took as a part of the production process for his large-scale portraits.
During the period of 1969 to 1986, Andy Warhol shot a large amount of Polaroid pictures and these soon grew into a significant body of work that is lesser known and exposed to the public. This exhibition held at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art will consist of 250 Polaroid shots and 75 silver gelatin black and white prints, many of which are available for public viewing for the first time. Some of the subjects encountered in this body of work include Patsy, Andrea, Joan and Nancy Nasher. Aside from prints, some films produced by Warhol in the 1960s will also be on display to help visitors grasp the context of these prints better.
Up and running for a duration of approximately three months, the exhibition will open from Nov 12 through Feb 21, 2010.
Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids | The Nasher Museum of Art
The Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr | Map
Durham, NC 27705
Event Dates: November 12th, 2009 (Thursday) – Feburary 21st, 2010 (Sunday)