Thursday, March 3, 2011

Andy Warhol Polaroid Portraits

A friend recently mentioned that he keeps the Andy Warhol Polaroid portrait of Yves Saint Laurent in a box....  So I searched for my favorite Andy Polaroids and found more than a handful which I would be thrilled to have on view on my walls. Below is a selection of 15 out of the many more that are brilliant portrayals of the famous and fabulous he painted. 

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Weatherspoon Art Museum recently organized an exhibit called "Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids".

""Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids" provides insight into the artist who sought to capture the world like a camera. The exhibition includes about 250 Polaroids and 70 silver gelatin black-and-white prints taken by Warhol from 1970 to 1987, many of them on public view for the first time.

"Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids" reveals an important dimension of Warhol's process in creating his famous large-scale portraits. Although his Polaroids served as aids for painting portraits, in and of themselves they are significant works and represent a relatively unknown body of Warhol's work. At the Nasher Museum, the exhibition includes his portraits of Patsy, Andrea, Joan and Nancy Nasher, accompanied by the original Polaroid studies. A selection of Warhol films from the 1960s will also be part of the exhibition, to help provide greater context for the photographic work. "

Jean Michel Basquiat

Dorothy Hamill

Arnold Schwartzenegger

John McEnro and Tatum Oneal

Jane Fonda

Dolly Parton

Robert Rauschenberg

Mick Jagger

Truman Capote

Grace Jones

Alfred Hitchcock

Sarah Fawcett

Carolina Herrera

Martha Graham

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SURF'S UP or wait, is it an awesome studded glitter sock first?

image via the stunning Saturday's blog

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inspiring Day of Surfing

All photography are via Saturday's Blog.

Incredible Surf photography by Hengki Koentjor

The images are via Saturday's blog

for more incredible photography by the artist, check out his website:

Vlada Roslyakova by David Mushegain

via Fashion Gone Rouge

Galliano sacked by Dior for anti-semitic remarks, Despite French Can-Can meets British Punk was So Good, Good Design is No Excuse for a Jerk

images via various sources including the Boheme Noir blog

Surf's Up

Photography via the Saturday's Blog and Rebecca Genet

Suzzannah Ray - Right Coast

via Saturday's Blog

Rebecca Genet Photography