Cultural icons loom so large, sometimes we see only half of the totality of what they were capable of and what they accomplished. Case in point: Andy Warhol -- legendary painter, silkscreen artist, film director, muse to friends like Lou Reed and John Cale, and all-around party person. Warhol is far less universally famous for his stellar photography, but that's an oversight -- one that a new exhibit in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-5976 or www.gallery210.umsl.edu
) intends to correct. Snapshots and Polaroids by Andy Warhol
gathers a large variety of Polaroid snaps and gelatin silver black-and-white prints, all taken between 1970 and 1987. Warhol was interested in regular folks, too, and photographed them extensively; he was certainly obsessed with celebrity and fame, but not to the exclusion of any compelling image or subject that caught his eye. The exhibit remains up through Saturday, December 6, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday.
IMAGE CREDIT: Andy Warhol, Fire Island Party, 1982; Silver Gelatin Print. Gift of the the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, 2008. From the Permanent Collection of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Sept. 20. Continues through Dec. 6, 2014