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Thursday, April 19, 2012


Warhol once said everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Having your portrait done by Andy certainly helped.

The Polaroids behind Andy Warhol’s iconic portraits of stars such as Muhammad Ali, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, John Lennon and even Wayne Gretzsky can be seen in this post.

Before creating the iconic screen prints of the stars of stage and screen, Warhol would take a selection of photographs of them with an instant Polaroid camera, which would then be used as the basis of the final works of art.

 John Lennon

Muhammad Ali

Debbie Harry

Mick Jagger

Dolly Parton

Wayne Gretzky

Dennis Hopper

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver
Sylvester Stallone

Farrah Fawcett

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982 

Artist Robert Rauschenberg
Jerry Hall

 Warhol in drag

John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal

Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, 1983

Andy Warhol self portrait

Muhammad Ali

Grace Jones

Yves Saint Laurent

Giorgio Armani

Gianni Versace

Designer Gianfranco Ferre


Truman Capote

Keith Haring and Juan Dubose

Some dude
Grace Jones

Jane Fonda

Jimmy Carter

 OJ Simpson

Arnold Palmer

Artsist Joseph Beuys

Dancer Martha Graham

Ric Ocasek
Diana Ross

Ted Kennedy
Bianca Jagger

Carolina Herrera


Model Evelyn Kuhn

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Truman Capote

 Sean Lennon
Yoko Ono

(right) Pia Zadora
Tom Seaver (left)
Billy Squire (looks like Antonio Banderas)

Dorothy Hamill

Howdy Doody

Caroline, Princess of monaco', 1983

Debbie Harry

Liza Minnelli

Carly Simon

Warhol in drag 

Mick Jagger

Joan Collins

Helen/Harry Morales
Artist Georgia O'keeffe


Chris Evert

William S. Buroughs
Paloma Picasso

Warhol in Drag

Wish to make a Andy Warhol pop art image of one of your photos? 
Go to photobucket.com and create an account (if you don't already have one), upload your pic and go to edit, then go to effects and select pop art. Or you can go to lunapic.com and upload your pic and under effects and click Warhol Effect. Photobucket is the better of the two. Have fun!

Many thanks to Branko Mustafovic for the tip on this post idea. Cheers!

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