From the late 1950s until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol toted a Polaroid camera with him wherever he went. He was thus able and eager to capture the barrage of famous faces — his own included — and fleeting moments that swirled around him with every step. Not even his private time was off-limits.
A new book, Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958-1987 (Taschen), features hundreds of the instant snaps he took — many of them previously unseen — decades before Instagram. The artist’s fondness for instant images most certainly paved the way for today’s obsession with selfies and the curation thereof.
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