"A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary." - Andy Warhol
Warhol, the Pop artist who created some of the most iconic art of the 20th century, could've literally been speaking about Instagram. A new book, "ANDY WARHOL Polaroids 1958-1987," available August 2015, showcases many of the well-known artist's instant photos of friends, lovers, the obscure, the fashionable and of course, himself. Inside the pages of the book, viewers will find candid photos of the famous, including Jack Nicholson, Alfred Hitchcock and Audrey Hepburn, alongside still lifes of Cabbage Patch dolls and the iconic soup cans.
Warhol once stated "In the future everybody will be famous for 15 minutes," and how right he was. These polaroids presaged the era of social media and they could've been its calling card.
Singer Dolly Parton was one of Warhol's subjects for his art. For "Interview," the magazine Warhol created, he described her as "The glittery country goddess from Tennessee."