Shaindy Fenton

Accession Number

Shaindy Fenton

Andy Warhol

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
February 1980

Medium & Support

4 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in (10.8 cm x 8.57 cm)

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

Subject matter
Portrait of Shaindy Fenton, who was owner of Fenton Fine Arts gallery in Fort Worth, Texas. Shaindy died in 1994, but the gallery is still in operation. Warhol made three screen prints of Shaindy from two separate sessions. 

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
Portrait of a woman with shoulder-length straight black hair, beaded braids throughout, and bangs. She wears red lipstick. She turns her body toward the left side of the frame and looks over her shoulder, elongating her neck.

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