Shaindy Fenton

Accession Number

Shaindy Fenton

Andy Warhol

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support

4 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in (10.8 cm x 8.6 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Subject matter
This image is a portrait of Joyce Balick “Shaindy” Fenton, an art dealer and owner of Fenton Fine Arts in Fort Worth, Texas. Shaindy passed away in 1994, but the gallery is still in operation. She is seen here in profile, her face turned slightly towards the viewer, though her eyes past the photographer.  Warhol made three screen prints of Shaindy based on polaroids of her created during two separate photography shoots. 

The Warhol Foundation, celebrating Andy Warhol’s lifelong engagement and experimentation with photography, donated this collection of Polaroid photographs. The majority of Warhol’s Polaroid images were taken using Polaroid Big Shot or SX-70 Polaroid cameras from 1970-1987, although his work in this medium began as early as 1958. Throughout his career, he photographed artists, celebrities, sports heroes, and friends using his Polaroid cameras. Over half his sitters were not well-known or remain unidentified. Warhol often photographed his subjects multiple times from a variety of angles. The resulting portraits often repeat poses and frequently portray subjects wearing similar thickly applied white makeup, eyeliner, and red lipstick, which were visual techniques used to flatten the subjects' features, as Warhol often used the Polaroid photographs as the basis for portraits made in the mediums of silkscreen and paint.

Physical Description
A bust-length portrait of a woman. She is wearing a white dress and red lipstick, and has curly dark hair. Standing in profile, her face is turned towards the camera, though her eyes seem to look past the photographer.

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