Rare Photographic Works by Andy Warhol to Go on Display in NYC

Documenting the evolution of his photography over three decades.

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Beginning January 2020, an extensive collection of Andy Warhol’s photography will span both of Jack Shainman Gallery’s exhibition spaces in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. The survey charts the progression of Warhol’s photography during the last three decades of his career.

From his iconic Times Square photo booth portraits and ubiquitous Polaroid snapshots to silver gelatin prints produced with his 35mm Minox camera from Thomas Ammann, the exhibition offers a rare look at photos that have previously resided in permanent collections of global institutions. Warhol’s banana, which has become an internationally recognized symbol of the artist and influenced Maurizio Cattelan’s work at Art Basel Miami 2019, is represented in a still-life photo. The range of photographs feature shots of the Eiffel Tower, furniture items, flowers, and an egg carton.

The gallery’s 24th Street location will showcase Warhol’s “explicit section,” which explores themes of objectification while revealing a more erotic side of the artist’s work. Including photos from his Sex Parts series, the presentation features works that blur the boundary between art and pornography.

Take a closer look at select photos from the photography survey in the gallery above. The show will open January 9, 2020 at both Jack Shainman Gallery spaces.

Jack Shainman Gallery
524 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011

Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

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#WarholWednesday This photograph by Andy Warhol is one from among nearly 30,000 original photographs donated to more than 180 college and university museums, galleries, and art collections by the Warhol Foundation as part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. Donated to The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, the work is currently on view there as part of the exhibition “Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center”. The exhibition presents a survey of Vassar’s renowned collection of close to 4,500 photographs. Spanning the history of the medium, the exhibition features numerous innovations in the history of photography including various types of photographic practices from daguerreotypes and gelatin silver prints to large-scale Polaroids and digital color prints as well as a wide range of styles and geographic focuses. This extensive exhibition, the first of its kind at the Art Center, aims to highlight the Art Center’s long interest and dedication to the photographic medium and present the unique character, depth, and diversity of the collection. “Shape of Light” also celebrates twenty years of commitment from the Advisory Council for Photography for supporting photography acquisitions. . Image: Andy Warhol. Banana, 1977-78. Polacolor Type 108. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. . . . #Warhol #AndyWarhol #Philanthropy #Polaroid #Photography #Banana #Vassar #ShapeofLight #LoebArtCenter @theloeb @vassarcollege #vassarcollege #art #artist #photographer #stilllife

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In related news, bananas duct-taped to a wall are selling for $120,000 USD each.

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