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Corice Arman

Accession Number
2008/2.27

Title
Corice Arman

Artist(s)
Andy Warhol

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1976

Medium & Support
Polaroid

Dimensions
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
This portrait of Corice Arman, wife of French New Realist Arman, was taken in 1976. In this series of Corice, a variety of poses were executed, one of which would be chosen for an offset lithograph in 1977. 

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
In this bust-length portrait, a woman  poses nude, turning her body toward the camera, looking into the lens.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

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