Tag Archives: Polaroid

Shoes

Edward Steichen, [Shoes], 1930 (698.2000) Chim (David Seymour), [Pile of worn shoes for repair, Vienna], 1948  (BS1836) A. B. Bell, [Shoe advertisement for Bell’s Shoe Store], 1973 (DA.3A8.991) Andy Warhol, Shoes, 1980 (2014.6.3) Andy Warhol, Shoes, 1980 (2008.58.94) Chris Collins, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Polaroid

Lucas Samaras, Photo-Transformation, August 17, 1976 Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, 1980 Due to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Minnesota’s ruling against Polaroid in 2009, the company had to sell part of its extensive photography collection to meet its creditors’ monetary demands. The … Continue reading

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Ingenious and Impossible: The Immortal Instant Image

Robert W. Fichter, Jonah, 1980 Robert Cumming, Four Corrugated Cubes from One, 1980 Victor Schrager, Olympia, 1980 William Wegman, Elk’s Club, 1980 Betty Hahn, Belladonna, 1980 These photographs constitute the portfolio Five Still Lifes (1980), published by Paradox Editions Limited. … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

Alexander Liberman, [Robert Rauschenberg in his studio], ca. 1960 Before the invention of the camera, portraiture was  limited to the wealthier classes.  In large part formulaic, portraits tended to be idealized, and contained signifiers that pointed toward the sitter’s wealth and … Continue reading

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