WARHOL & FRIENDS

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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.

ANDY WARHOL PO­LAROIDS, AP­PROX. $140, BY TASCHEN; TASCHEN.COM

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