WARHOL & FRIENDS
Beyond his joint passions for tinned soup and making mountains of cash, Andy Warhol loved documenting everyday life. Not only did he write what became The Andy Warhol Diaries, a condensed version of his 20,000-page journal, he also spent a period of his life carrying a voice recorder and referring to it as his “wife”. Quite. Little surprise, then, the artist was a big fan of taking photos. “A picture means I know where I was every minute,” he said of the habit. “It’s a visual diary.” This new collection of Polaroids covers a key period leading up to Warhol’s death in 1987, with appearances from his big-name chums – Debbie Harry, Jack Nicholson and Dolly Parton, among others, getting a look in. It’s a valuable glimpse into the life of one of pop culture’s most fascinating figures.