Before there was Instagram, there was Andy Warhol. The artist was a relentless chronicler of life and its encounters. Carrying a Polaroid camera from the late 1950s until his death in 1987, he amassed a huge collection of instant pictures of friends, lovers, patrons, the famous, the obscure, the scenic, the fashionable, and himself.
“A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.”
— Andy Warhol
Created in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, this book reveals hundreds of the artist’s instant pictures, many seen here for the first time. From self-portraits to still lives, anonymous nudes to New York high society, from Cabbage Patch dolls to portraits of Mick Jagger and Debbie Harry, these impromptu images document Warhol’s era like Instagram captures our own, offering a unique record of his life, world, and vision.
Andy Warhol. Polaroids, Taschen, US$ 99.99