Rare Warhol Polaroids On View In Tennessee

  • Posted on: 10 March 2014
  • By: gordon

Sessions With Andy: Warhol Photography From The University of South Caroline Upstate

March 6, 2014 10:00 am Through May 4, 2014 5:00 pm

A rare collection of Polaroids by famed pop artist Andy Warhol are on view at the Custom House Museum in Clarksville, TN.

Andy Warhol is best known for his Pop Art paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. While the iconic celebrity paintings began with appropriated media photographs that were silk-screened onto a canvas, the commissioned works began with a Polaroid photo-session with Warhol. The museum exhibition contains some of these serial photographs and presents the viewer several photographs exhibiting only minor changes from one image to the next. They are hung in the gallery to imitate the repetition often seen in Warhol’s celebrity portraits.