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Caroline, Princess of Monaco

Accession Number
2008/2.44

Title
Caroline, Princess of Monaco

Artist(s)
Andy Warhol

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1983

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
A photograph of Caroline, the daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Warhol photographed her in the style of his other sitters, and used the images from the session for numerous future silkscreen prints. Her makeup is subtle compared to some of Warhol's other Polaroid subjects.

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 wears a blue satin gown, large floral earrings, and has her hair swept back. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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pose
single-sitter portraits
women (female humans)

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