…art in themselves…
Today I’m really excited to bring you a “Design Under the Influence” at La Dolce Vita on Andy Warhol’s portraits! The art historian and graphic designer in me is a big fan of Warhol’s work, and I’m thrilled about his lasting influence on interior designers today.
The Polaroids that Andy Warhol would use to create his silkscreen prints and paintings are kind of like Degas’ sketches of ballerinas, or Rodin’s miniature clay models: they provide a glimpse into the artistic process. My favorite of course would have to be Debbie Harry’s polaroids; she’s unapologetic in her attitude, and stunning because of it.
But these babies have become art in themselves: the Polaroid above right of Farrah Fawcett recently sold for $43,750! Thousands of others are on display around the country, through the continued efforts of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In the Bay Area, check out a selection of Warhol’s Polaroids from 1970-1987 at the UC Berkeley Art Museum until May 20th. (Click here for a full list of 180 universities and colleges to receive selections from Warhol’s 28,500 Polaroids.)