Taschen has published a new book of Warhol’s Polaroids which might help this extensive body of work that has been gaining in collecting interest since Christie’s began selling works from the estate. Unfortunately, Architectural Digest, which has this story, has a site that is slow and antiquated. If you want to look at their sample images, have patience:
Intent on chronicling his day-to-day life, artist Andy Warhol took to the one device of his day that offered instant gratification: the Polaroid camera. Snapping away at the colorful individuals who crossed his path as well as the objects that intrigued him—Campbell’s soup cans, Brillo boxes—he captured more than 20,000 images on the popular instant film from the 1950s until his death in 1987. The new photograph collection Andy Warhol.Polaroids (Taschen, $100) reads like the Instagram feed that might have been—a highlight reel of the creative bunch he ran around with.