ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Untitled (Holly Solomon)
gelatin silver photobooth strips
7¾ x 1 5/8 in. (19.7 x 4.1 cm.)
Executed in 1960.
Andy Warhol Foundation
Holly Solomon Collection
Gift to Thomas Solomon
Property from the Estate of Holly Solomon
V.D. Coke, The Painter and the Photograph: From Delacroix to Warhol , University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1986, p. 73.
C. Heinrich, Andy Warhol Photography, exh. cat. Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Andy Warhol Museum, Zurich and New York, 1999, p. 96 illustrated.
Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum; Miami Art Museum, About Face: Andy Warhol Portraits, (January-June 2000).
New York, International Center of Photography, Andy Warhol: Photography, January-March 2001.
These unique photo booth strips of Holly Solomon embody the pop princess's effervescent personality and play with the camera, and slight tease of method acting, taught to her by mentor and friend, Lee Strasberg. She is dressed in her own uptown Factory girl style, donned in a commanding fur coat with seductive prowess. These punchy delightful photographs of her were done as studies for the eventual 9-panel Holly portrait by Andy Warhol.