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Pop Art Portrait Photography

POP ART STYLE

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.

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Style: Pop Art
Gregory Hines in 'Sophisticated Ladies', Color 17 x 22" Exhibition Photograph
Located in Senoia, GA
Dancer Gregory Hines in costume for his starring role in "Sophisticated Ladies" on Broadway photographed in 1980. One of Mitchell's most beautiful color photographs. This exhibition ...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Andy Warhol and Keith Haring
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Christopher Makos, American (1948 - ) Title: Andy Warhol and Keith Haring Year: 1983 Medium: Gelatin Silver Print Photograph, signed, stamped and numbered verso Edition: ...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Marilyn Crying Triptych-Revolver White
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Triple shot of Marilyn Monroe. Gold acrylic paint. Hand pulled enamel screen print and diamond dust on linen. Stretched on black frame. About the Artist: Born in 1959 in Northe...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Canvas, Mixed Media

Beverly Sills in full costume and makeup for ‘Roberto Devereux’ and as herself
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Beverly Sills in full costume and makeup for ‘Roberto Devereux’ and as herself at NYC Opera. A unique dual portrait image created specif...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andre Leon Talley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Andre Leon Talley was the former editor-at-large at Vogue. Early in his career, he worked at Andy Warhol’s Factory and Interview magazine as well as for Diana Vreeland at the Met Gal...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Pink Bardot Triptych - Oversize
Located in London, GB
Pink Bardot Triptych - Oversize by Batik Stunning artwork on exquisite vivid Hahnemühle art paper. Limited Edition to 3 only this size. A beautifully crafted pop art composite of ...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Color, Archival Pigment

Army of Me (Framed)
Located in London, GB
Archival Pigment pop art print signed by BATIK - London based fine artist and image maker. TITLE: Army of Me SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 03/10 ARTIST: BATIK
 TYPE: C TYPE
 SIZE: 30 x 20...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Comics Heroes in London painting
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
SGARRA Robert (1959) Mix Acrylic paint and photograph Collage Mount : Wood panel Dimensions : (H) 150cm x (L)150 cm x (T) 10 cm SGARRA Robert (1959) French Painter and Scul...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Acrylic

Stage and film actor Kevin Kline in costume for 'On the Twentieth Century'
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of stage and film actor Kevin Kline photographed in costume for "On the Twentieth Century" on Broadway, 1978. Comes directly from the Jack ...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Marina Schiano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Dated 'DEC 9 1980' on the reverse. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Wa...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Kate Moss Street Art Photograph New York
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Kate Moss Street Art Photo: A rare Mr. Brainwash Kate Moss mural photographed in New York's famed Soho area in 2014 by celebrated downtown photographer Fernando Natalici. Digital C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Photography

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C Print

Ladies and Gentlemen (Marsha P. Johnson)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Work comes with a Certifica...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Pink Bardot Triptych - Oversize by BATIK
Located in London, GB
Pink Bardot Triptych - Oversize by Batik Stunning artwork on exquisite vivid Hahnemühle art paper. Limited Edition to 3 only this size. A beautifully crafted pop art composite of ...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Color, Archival Pigment

Stephen Sprouse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Hubert de Givenchy and Unidentified Woman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Marella Agnelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Juan Dubose and Keith Haring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Jean-Michel Basquiat Carrying a ladder in Soho
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jean-Michel Basquiat first attracted attention for with graffiti work on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the late 1970s. Basquiat first met Andy Warhol in 1980. At this point, Pa...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper

Ladies and Gentlemen (Wilhelmina Ross)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Bunny with Lori Shea (Interior)
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Described as "the world’s greatest pin-up photographer" by Diane Arbus, and best-remembered for her iconic collaborations with Bettie Page, Yeager began her career as a model, and he...
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1950s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Big Gentlemen Prefer Donuts, 68x68, One of a kind Photo arrangement on canvas
Located in Southampton, NY
You have read about the extraordinary donut portraits by Candice CMC on social media world-wide and we are excited and proud to represent her work. We have included in this listing ...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Canvas

Keith Haring William Burroughs Apocalypse (announcement)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring and William Burroughs 1990: Vintage original announcement card for “Keith Haring and William S. Burroughs, Apocalypse and the Valley at Charles Lucien Gallery.” Medi...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Lithograph, Offset

Pink Bardot Triptych - Hand Signed Limited Edition
Located in London, GB
Pink Bardot Triptych - Hand Signed Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print A beautifully crafted pop art composite of the French sex symbol and French Cinema icon that is Brigitte ...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Color, Archival Pigment

Porsche Girl
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Mixed Media on wood. Resin finish optional. Homage to late great Bridget Bardot. About the Artist: Seek One has been featured in Forbes, Maxim, Haute Luxury among others. He...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Mixed Media

Grace Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Portrait of Andy Warhol in his Studio-Violet print-toning by G. Bruneau - 1980s
Located in Roma, IT
This Portrait of Andy Warhol at work- Violet print-toning is an original color photograph realized by the French portrait artist Gerald Bruneau (Monte Carlo, 1947) in 1972.  Signed,...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper

Man in a Cowboy Hat Smoking
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.5 x 16 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. This is a unique work. Stamped on the r...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper

"Gentlemen Prefer Donuts" Pop Art photographic arrangement of donuts, Rag paper
Located in Southampton, NY
You have read about the extraordinary donut portraits by Candice CMC on social media world-wide and we are excited and proud to represent her work. I have included in this listing ...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Rag Paper

Elvis Presley's TV, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, 2011, Annie Leibovitz
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Annie Leibovitz (1949) Title: Elvis Presley's TV, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, 2011 Year: 2011 Medium: Archival Pigment Print Edition: 40, plus proofs Size: 13.875 x 17.917...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Andy Warhol at his Factory at 33 Union Square, LAST ONE signed by Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14 inch vintage silver gelatin photograph of Andy Warhol at his Factory at 33 Union Square West in New York City with 16mm film reels and posters for Tub Girls and Lonesome Cowb...
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1960s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Tina Chow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bettina "Tina" Chow was an American model and jewelry designer and a fashion icon of the 1970s and 1980s. She was married to the restauranteur and owner of the Mr. Chow restaurant ch...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Grace Jones and Andre Leon Talley at Studio 54
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grace Jones is a musician and former model. A former star of the Studio 54 disco scene, she is known for her androgynous appearance, bold features, and subversive antics, making her ...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Bianca Jagger - Birthday Party at Studio 54
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Drag Queen (Potassa de la Fayette)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Dolly Parton and Olivia Newton-John
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dolly Parton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Peter Beard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
*Polaroid glued to board. This work is unique. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Warhol Foun...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

André Leon Talley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Dated 'SEP 28 1982' (on the reverse). Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Querelle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Michael J. Fox
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped on the reverse by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. The work comes with an Authentication Letter from the ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Unidentified Man
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique work. Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 17.125 x 15.125 in. Dated 'SEP 21 1982' verso. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol a...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Ladies & Gentlemen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“In 1975, Andy Warhol undertook a series of portraits of New York City transvestites, most of whom were recruited by Bob Colacello from a club called The Gilded Grape. The method for...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Giorgio Armani
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A photograph by Andy Warhol. "Giorgio Armani" is a Polaroid, Polacolor by American pop artist Andy Warhol. The artwork is numbered FA05.01847 and AWL024. Andy Warhol — who famously s...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Warhol Superstar Twins Jay and Jed Johnson photographed for After Dark Magazine
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of twin brothers Jay and Jed Johnson photographed for 'After Dark' magazine on June 8, 1970. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archive...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Marie-Chantal & Robert Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped on the reverse by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. The work comes with an Authentication Letter from the ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol with Gerard Malanga and Philip Fagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gelatin silver photobooth strip. This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for...
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1960s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Self-Portrait
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A photograph by Andy Warhol. "Self-Portait" is a Polaroid, Polacolor by pop artist Andy Warhol. It is numbered AWL028. Andy Warhol — who famously said that, “In the future, everybody...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Grace Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Jane Fonda
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A photograph by Andy Warhol. "Jane Fonda" is a Polaroid, Polacolor by American pop artist Andy Warhol. The artwork is numbered FA04.05052, FA04.05059, FA04.05061, and FA04.05064. An...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Andy Warhol, Polaroid Photograph of Jed Johnson, 1973
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jed Johnson was one of Warhol’s longest-lasting boyfriends and lived with Warhol for multiple years. He first met Warhol in 1967, just two weeks after moving the Manhattan, when he d...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Dolly Parton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Michael Chow, Adele Lutz, David Byrne and Tina Chow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The work depicts Michael Chow, Adele Lutz, David Byrne and Tina Chow celebrating Michael's birthday. This is a unique work. Stamped on verso by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Lee Radziwill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Image dimensions: 4.25 x 3.375 in. Framed dimensions: 12.125 x 12.125 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped twice on the reverse ...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Self-Portrait in Fright Wig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Work comes with a Certifica...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Bianca Jagger
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique Polaroid print (Polacolor Type 108). Image dimensions: 4.25 x 3.375 in. Framed dimensions: 11.375 x 10.125 in. Photographer’s credit/copyright blindstamp in the margin. Stampe...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Polaroid

Andy Warhol and Ina Ginsburg at the Beverly Hills Hotel Pool Cabanas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique work. Stamped on verso by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Annotated with Foundation inventory number. The work comes wi...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Bryan Ferry and Bob Feiden
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique work. Stamped on verso by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Annotated with Foundation inventory number. The work comes wi...
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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