New York, NY
Andy Warhols Polaroid
Photograph - Photographs
Iconic artist Andy Warhol is a legend in the arts community. The Andy Warhol Museum which contains a massive archive of his creations is actually the largest US museum dedicated to a single artist.
The camera went up on eBay last month (most likely to coincide with the late artists birthday, which passed on August 6th) courtesy of the Revolver gallery in California.
"A Polaroid SX-70 Land camera and flash owned by Andy Warhol and last used at the Limelight nightclub in Manhattan in 1986. Warhol gifted this camera to longtime friend, associate and collector of celebrity art, Baird Jones (1953-2006). Warhol met Jones in the 1970s NYC party circuit, where Jones was a renowned nightlife promoter. Warhol wrote in his diaries of Jones, noting the lavish parties he threw for all the rich preppies at Studio 54 and Jones privileged position as the son of PEOPLE magazine founder, Cranston Jones. Warhol and Jones began working together promoting events and gallery shows during the 1980s in the up-and-coming East Village arts scene. Included in this lot are reproduction flyers for events collaborated on as well as reprint period photographs of Warhol and Jones. Accompanied by a letter signed by Baird Jones stating this camera was owned by Warhol and subsequently gifted to Jones. 7 by 4 inches
January 26th, 2014
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