02
Feb
09

Exhibition: ‘Polaroids and Portraits: A Photographic Legacy of Andy Warhol’ at the Krannert Art Museum, Champaign IL

Exhibition dates: 30th January – 24th May 2009

 

Andy Warhol. 'Self portrait' Polaroid 1979

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Self portrait
1979
Polaroid

 

 

Polaroids and Portraits presents a selection of the 152 photographs that the Krannert Art Museum graciously received from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. Established in 2007 to commemorate the Warhol Foundation’s twentieth anniversary, the Legacy Program gifted over 28,500 original photographs to 183 college and university museums and galleries across the country with the hope of enabling wider access to these more seldom seen works. This exhibition displays both Polaroid and silver gelatin portraits of celebrities, socialites, and unknowns, all photographed with varying degrees of wit, humour, and intimacy. These photographs complicate our notion of the artist’s persona as wholly immersed in this world of glamour, presenting Warhol as not only a prolific photographer, but a man grappling with his own identity as a famous artist.

Text from the Krannert Art Museum website

 

Andy Warhol. 'Liza Minnelli' Polaroid 1977

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Liza Minnelli
1977
Polaroid

 

Andy Warhol. 'Jean-Michel Basquiat' Polaroid 1982

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Jean-Michel Basquiat
1982
Polaroid

 

Andy Warhol. 'Princess Caroline of Monaco' Polaroid 1981

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Princess Caroline of Monaco
1981
Polaroid

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) 'Joan Collins' 1985

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Joan Collins
1985
Polaroid

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) 'Evelyn Kuhn' 1978

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Evelyn Kuhn
1978
Polaroid

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) 'Keith Haring and Juan Dubose' 1983

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Keith Haring and Juan Dubose
1983
Polaroid

 

 

Krannert Art Museum
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
United States
Phone: (217) 244-0516

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Thursday open until 8pm when classes are in session
Closed Sunday and Monday

The Krannert Museum of Art website

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, an art and cultural memory archive, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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