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Andy Warhol's Polaroids have been turned into a beautiful book

By Colleen Kratofil
Updated August 21, 2015 01:00 PM
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What Andy Warhol would post if Instagram was around in his day? It would probably include a lot of intimate shots of his famous inner circle — if these never-before-seen photos in a new coffee table book by the artist are any indication.

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Credit: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.


Copyright: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The ‘visual diary, Andy Warhol, Polaroids 1958-1987 showcase famous faces in candid shots, showing them in a very different (slightly less “glitzy Studio 54”) light.

Andy Warhol polaroids


Copyright: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

There’s Audrey Hepburn chilling on a paisley-print couch, wearing a floral dress and looking remarkably laid-back — not at all like the cold fashion queen she’s often portrayed as.

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Credit: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.


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Dolly Parton has a close-up shot with hair that, well, looks exactly the same as her hair today (hey, the lady knows what she likes).

Andy Warhol polaroids


Copyright: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

And a slew of fashionable faces are featured, including Yves Saint Laurent and Bianca Jagger, posing close together in their summery accessories. Others in the book include actor Jack Nicholson, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, singer Debbie Harry and a few self portraits of Warhol himself! (What do you think his favorite filter would be?)

The book is available next month and is published by Taschen.

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>What do you think of the photos? Are you getting a copy of the book? Share with us in the comments below.

— Colleen Kratofil