Tuesday, November 16, 2010

of lobsters and shaving razors

Andy Warhol and the power of immediacy brings us to this collection of his early Polaroids from between 1977 and 1983, sourced at hypebeast.com. The still-life Polaroids, most of which were never exhibited during Warhol's lifetime, were displayed through January 2009 at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, 511 27th Street New York, New York.

There's been a spate of critical comment about this exhibition. Some have raved, some have slated the artists and his pretty Polaroids as 'amateurish' and 'pseudo-artistic.' Despite this, it is pretty clear that the popular still-life Polaroid-style subjects making waves in the contemporary art/photog community (worldwide) have been influenced heavily by Warhol's experimental (and often, in true hipster inclination, ironic) photographic subjects.

                                     Think soup cans.

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