Warhol’s Social Media

Unique Gelatin Silver Prints and Polaroids from an Important Collection

The High Line Nine, 507 West 27th Street

November 3 – 24, 2018

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Self-Portrait in Drag, front-facing, 1981

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Self-Portrait in Drag, front-facing, 1981
Polacolor Type 108, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches
Embossed lower right: "© ANDY WARHOL"

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Tina Turner (backstage at Rolling Stones concert), 1981

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Tina Turner (backstage at Rolling Stones concert), 1981
Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches
Embossed lower right: "© ANDY WARHOL"

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Dolly Parton, 1985

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Dolly Parton, 1985
Polacolor Type 108, 4 x 3 1/4 inches
 

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Henry Geldzahler and Jean-Michel Basquiat, circa 1984

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Henry Geldzahler and Jean-Michel Basquiat, circa 1984
Stamped verso: "jimmy hedges projects"
Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Andy Warhol and a male model, n.d.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Andy Warhol and a male model, n.d.
Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches
Embossed lower right: "© ANDY WARHOL"

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Helmut Berger, 1973

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Helmut Berger, 1973
Polacolor Type 108, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Ladies & Gentlemen (set of 4), 1974

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Ladies & Gentlemen (set of 4), 1974
Polacolor Type 108, in 4 parts, 3 3/4 x 3 inches (each)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Joe MacDonald, 1975

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Joe MacDonald, 1975
Polacolor Type 108, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches
 

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Jed Johnson, 1973

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Jed Johnson, 1973
Polacolor Type 108, 4 x 3 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Mick Jagger (serving tea in Montauk), 1975

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Mick Jagger (serving tea in Montauk), 1975
Gelatin silver print, 9 x 6 1/4 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Diana Vreeland, circa 1977

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Diana Vreeland, circa 1977
Gelatin silver print, 9 x 6 1/4 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) OJ Simpson facing camera, circa 1977

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
OJ Simpson facing camera, circa 1977
Polacolor Type 108, 4 x 3 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Muhammad Ali, 1977

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Muhammad Ali, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print, 10 x 8 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Victor Hugo and John Lennon, 1978

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Victor Hugo and John Lennon, 1978
Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Bruce Springsteen, 1978

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Bruce Springsteen, 1978
Gelatin silver print, 9 x 6 1/2 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Farrah Fawcett Majors, 1979

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Farrah Fawcett Majors, 1979
Gelatin silver print, 6 x 8 1/2 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Couple with Balloons at The Plaza Hotel, New York City, circa 1979

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Couple with Balloons at The Plaza Hotel, New York City, circa 1979
Gelatin silver print 10 x 8 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Halston in a Limo, circa 1979

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Halston in a Limo, circa 1979
Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Bianca Jagger in a Hotel Room, circa 1979

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Bianca Jagger in a Hotel Room, circa 1979
Gelatin silver print, 9 3/4 x 8 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Christopher Makos, Pat Cleveland and John Gould on the Beach, 1981

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Christopher Makos, Pat Cleveland and John Gould on the Beach, 1981
Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Self-Portrait in Drag (Andy Getting his Makeup Done), 1981

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Self-Portrait in Drag (Andy Getting his Makeup Done), 1981
Polacolor Type 108, 3 x 4 inches
Embossed lower right: "© ANDY WARHOL"

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Jane Fonda, 1982

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Jane Fonda, 1982
Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches
Embossed lower right: "© ANDY WARHOL"

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Francesco Clemente, circa 1984

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Francesco Clemente, circa 1984
Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Jerry Hall & Grace Jones, 1985

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Jerry Hall & Grace Jones, 1985
Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Debbie Harry (Blondie), 1985

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Debbie Harry (Blondie), 1985
Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Leo Castelli, circa 1985

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Leo Castelli, circa 1985
Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Maria Shriver, 1986

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Maria Shriver, 1986
Gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Donald Baechler I, II, & III, 1986

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Donald Baechler I, II, & III, 1986
Polacolor Type 108, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches (each)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Pat Hackett with conjoined twins banana, 1986

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Pat Hackett with conjoined twins banana, 1986
Gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Keith Haring & Juan Rivera, 1986

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Keith Haring & Juan Rivera, 1986
Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Press Release

OPENING RECEPTION
November 3, 2018 from 5-7PM
The High Line Nine, 507 West 27th Street
Please RSVP to rsvp@hollistaggart.com or 212.628.4000

LECTURE
Jim Hedges in Conversation with Pat Hackett, Wednesday, November, 14, 6-7:30PM
The High Line Nine, 507 West 27th Street
 

“I’ve never met a person I couldn’t call a beauty.”
- Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), 1975.

Hollis Taggart is pleased to present Warhol’s Social Media, its first exhibition of unique photographs by Andy Warhol (1928-1987). The exhibition will be on view from November 3-24 at the High Line Nine at 507 West 27th Street.

Best known as the defining Pop artist of his generation, Warhol’s portraits of celebrities, socialites, and other notables are held in virtually every prominent modern art collection in the world. These iconic paintings of larger-than-life figures began through the intimate, immediate medium of photography, specifically his Polaroid Big Shot camera. He was so enamored of the process that, once given a camera in the late 1960s he was never without one again, famously calling it his “date.”

The selection of works presented in Warhol’s Social Media reflect the fluidity with which Warhol worked in photography. Dolly Parton, a 1985 Polaroid, was part of a formal sitting for the final silkscreen and polymer portraits of the same year. Henry Geldzahler and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a 1984 gelatin silver print, is an intimate, impromptu image capturing close friends at ease at a party. Tina Turner, a 1981 gelatin silver print, is caught mid-gesture as she beams at the camera before heading onstage to open for The Rolling Stones.

The works in the exhibition display Warhol’s fervent commitment to documentation and artistic experimentation in the aftermath of the failed assassination attempt in 1968 that nearly took his life. He plays with distortion and perspective, intimacy and distance, and the inversion of anonymity and celebrity. The result is a body of original photographs stunning in its breadth and singular in its nature, capturing glimpses of objects, moments and people that breathe new life into the study of Andy Warhol himself.

For more information about Warhol’s Social Media: Unique Gelatin Silver Prints and Polaroids from an Important Collection, please contact us at nine@hollistaggart.com or 212.628.4000. For press inquiries, please contact Alina Sumajin or Sascha Freudenheim, PAVE Communications & Consulting at alina@paveconsult.com, 646.369.2050 or sascha@paveconsult.com, 917.544.6057.