23 Feb 2012

Andy Warhol's Polaroids

These portraits of Debbie Harry and Liza Minelli were taken in the 70s by pop art father Andy Warhol. Ever wondered what he used to capture such stunning images? A Polaroid camera of course!

Yup, using a Polaroid Big Shot, Warhol snapped these iconic women and used the images to create his stunning silkscreen prints. It just goes to show that it's all in the eye and not in the equipment...

This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of his death, and it's not hard to see why his work is so iconic. Where would the art world be without his Marilyn paintings? Or his Campbell Soup Cans? Having studied Warhol since I was a young teen, I have to admit that his work has inspired me through many creative droughts. If you are ever stuck on what to make, just sit back and think: What Would Warhol Do?

Experiment, make a mess, eat your lunch and turn it into art.

Do something 'Warhol' today to celebrate his influence on the world as we know it.
Warhol's Polaroid images will be exhibited in the Danziger Gallery in New York.
If you can't make it there, learn more about the man himself here.


  1. Yeah, he was one awesome dude. And his awesomeness is still about :)

  2. Thank goodness for that, right? :D

  3. Or he might say, "What do you want me to do? Tell me and then I'll do it." Lol. Have you ever read his interviews? Hilarious!

  4. Ha ha! That is very true Nancy! Apparently he started painting money becuase someone said that he should paint what he loves. You gotta admire that kind of madness!