Andy Warhol Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before



NEW YORK TIMES: Filed among the more than 20 million items that comprise the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art is a treasure trove for those who are interested in the personal lives of the most famous figures in modern and contemporary art: thousands of relaxed, everyday snapshots of Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Alexander Calder and many more. A forthcoming book by 23artists-symonds-slide-UFHU-articleInlineMerry A. Foresta, “Artists Unframed” ($25, Princeton Architectural Press), collects a charming selection of these photos, depicting artists on vacation, at parties, in photo booths, with their dogs. Many — including shots of Jackson Pollock posing with animal bones in Springs, New York, and a young Andy Warhol with a friend on a Fire Island beach, as well as the other photos in the above slideshow — have never before been published. Foresta, the founding director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative from 2000 to 2010, includes friendly, informative tidbits as surprising and intimate as the photos themselves. MORE