Andy Warhol: Behind the Camera on Display at the University of Delaware Museums

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NEWARK, DE.- When Andy Warhol died in February 1987, he left behind a trove of almost 60,000 photographs, the bulk of them unknown to all but his inner circle. They consisted mostly of two kinds: 3 x 4 inch Polaroid images and 8 x 10-inch black and white prints. Ironically, for an artist whose claim to fame lay in his use of serial repetition, Warhol’s photographs were mostly unique affairs, whether the inherently singular Polaroids or the typically one-offack-and-white prints made to specification in Warhol’s darkroom by personal assistants. The exhibition, Andy Warhol: Behind the Camera includes 60 works drawn from the 150 photographs gifted to the University Museums of the University of Delaware by The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy program (January 12 – June 5, 2011). It is the first time these photographs have been publicly shown. Prime examples of Warhol’s obsessive camerawork, they illustrate the a