Saturday, June 18, 2011

Polaroid Masterpieces: Highlights from The WestLicht Collection in Austria -- Review from Flavorpill

Excerpt provided by Flavorpill - to view some of the photographs click here

"Back in March the Vienna-based WestLicht Museum of Photography purchased the International Polaroid Collection from the Swiss Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, saving it from being sold off piecemeal with the rest of the bankrupt company’s holdings. Made up of 4,400 photos by 800 international artists, including such well-known names as Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol, this massive body of work was shot primarily in the ’70s and ’80s using special custom made cameras and film that was not available on the market — all provided by Polaroid’s founder, Edwin Herbert Land. Beginning today, 350 of the images will go up on display in Austria; click through to view a selection of highlights from the collection, including our absolute favorite — ANDY SNEEZING."

Note: Some of you may recall ... nearly a year-ago I had written about a rare collection of Polaroids/Photograph's that were auctioned by Sotheby's... For more information on those images, click here for my past posts.
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