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Daryl Lillie

Accession Number
2008/2.58

Title
Daryl Lillie

Artist(s)
Andy Warhol

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
November 1978

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 bust-length portrait of Daryl Lillie. Lillie was a patron of the arts, and likely commissioned her silkscreen portrait, as was common among art collectors and art patrons during this time period. Little else is known about her or her connection to Warhol.

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 portrait of a woman; her torso turned toward the right side of the frame. She lifts her head up and back, turning her face toward the camera, elongating her neck. She wears white makeup and red lipstick to flatten her features for a future offset lithograph. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

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cosmetics
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pose
single-sitter portraits
women (female humans)

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