Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rare Intimate and Candid Shots of Famous People Captured by Andy Warhol in Spontaneous Moments

Andy Warhol is well-known for his creative mind, unique artistic style and famous friends! The American pop artist focused on photography towards the end of his career and took pictures of his famous friends in candid and spontaneous moments. Many of his subjects were showbusiness friends who visited his luxurious beach house or his New York studio known as The Factory.

Often in a playful mood, his friends pose for their his camera, while most of them look pretty ignorant of the fact that that the artist is taking their photos.

If you were one of his showbiz friends, chances are Andy Warhol snapped a photo of you. The collection featured here is a selection of photographs taken by Warhol or photos that capture the artist while shooting his famous friends from between the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Warhol's shot of John Lennon was taken in New York in 1979, a year before he was shot dead, and shows the boyfriend of fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston, poking his tongue out behind the Beatle.

Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry takes center stage in one of the striking Warhol snaps.

John 'Jellybean' Benitez and Madonna.

This is a real behind-the-scenes shot. Here, Andy Warhol is captured photographing Farrah Fawcett.

In 1980, Andy Warhol captured a dinner that he, Mick Jagger and author William S. Burroughs had together.

The Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood smiles at the camera for Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol's assistant Ronnie Cutrone (r.) shares a moment with Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground.

A self-portrait of Andy Warhol wearing a green jumper and eating a bowl of cornflakes at The Factory.

Human rights advocate and former actress Bianca Jagger.

Sting, formerly of The Police.

New Jersey rock musician Bruce Springsteen caught in a candid moment.

A self-portrait of the artist in drag that's also signed by him.

Liza Minelli with then-husband Mark Gero, who she married in 1979 before divorcing 13 years later in 1992.

Musician Liberace enjoys a cigarette and a coffee.

(Images: 1stdibs/BNPS)

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