While the Whitney Museum retrospective celebrates his long career, two smaller New York shows cull from Warhol Factory closets important ephemera that illuminate his body of work and his relationship to art making.
In a New Documentary, Errol Morris Turns His Camera on a Polaroid Portraitist
Errol Morris’s film about the photographer Elsa Dorfman touches on big questions about cycles of life and obsolescence, but remains doggedly cheerful.
Write the Stories of Thousands of Found Polaroids
In the 1970s and ’80s the Polaroid instant camera quickly captured family moments and delivered the images on the spot.
Miss Your Disposable Camera? There’s an App for That
If we’re so fed up with the performativity that accompanies technological advances in photography, why don’t we just trash our iPhones and revert to real Polaroids?
Instant Takes on the 1980s New York Art World by Maripol
Whether you know her as an artist, film producer, fashion designer, or stylist, Maripol had a definitive influence on the downtown New York culture of the 1980s. A new book, Maripola X, gathers 200 of her Polaroid photographs in a limited-edition tome from Le Livre Art Publishing.
The Rise and Fall of Polaroid
Instant: The Story of Polaroid, an entertaining book by the New York-based writer Christopher Bonanos, follows the long and twisting career of Edwin Land and his brainchild corporation, Polaroid.
Turning Ruined Polaroids Into Artful Abstractions
LOS ANGELES — William Miller’s new Polaroid project explores the “ruined” photograph.
Instaprint Mixes Instagram, Polaroids and Printers
LOS ANGELES — The Polaroid is dead. Long live the Polaroid. They used to be a staple at any gathering, and then one day, they weren’t. Those tangible remembrances of fine times had soon turned into cell phone camera snaps and then Facebook and Flickr albums. And now they’re Instagram pictures.
Why are iPhone Polaroids so Popular?
You may have seen it on your friend’s Facebook pages or the screen of a mobile phone, on a Twitter image service or a Tumblr blog. An aesthetic rash has been plaguing popular photography as of late, but it’s not a new one. A slew of iPhone ‘Polaroid’ applications are turning people’s visual diaries into retro, oversaturated documents of social lives, friends and lovers. But what makes these applications so popular
Polaroid Goes to Auction, UN Building Reno, US Archives Joins The Commons
… new cargo regulations have some in the art world on edge … the New York Observer kisses up to the critic who ate any semblance of sanity … three newspapers are named the World’s Best Designed.