Unidentified WomanArtist(s)Andy WarholArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1980Medium & SupportPolaroidDimensions
4 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in (10.8 cm x 8.6 cm)Credit LineGift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.Subject matter
This is a portrait of an unknown sitter. The woman wears white makeup and red lipstick, with blonde hair that has been pinned back.
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, her body facing toward the right side of the frame. She turns her head toward the camera. She wears a sleeveless top that can be seen at the bottom of the image.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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women (female humans)