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August 23, 2015: A book of more than 250 Polaroids by Warhol star and confidante, Brigid Berlin, is going to be published in October 2015.

Brigid was often the "B" (but not always) in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) and the person who probably got Warhol interested in using a tape recorder and a Polaroid camera in the first place. She was also the daughter of socialite Honey Berlin and Richard E. Berlin (chairman of the Hearst publishing empire). The Warhol films she appeared in include The Chelsea GirlsImitation of ChristLoves of OndineBike BoyTub Girls, and numerous videos - PhoneyFight, etc...

Brigid's Polaroids are nothing short of amazing. In addition to being a fly-on-the-wall record of the whole Warhol period, they are artworks in themselves. She's the first person I know of who was able to get double exposures from a Polaroid camera. In addition to Warhol, the subjects include Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Marden, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Diana Vreeland, Dennis Hopper, Lou Reed, Nico, Patti Smith, Viva, Ultra Violet, Gerard Malanga and numerous others.

The book also includes a foreword by John Waters and and an introduction by Bob Colacello. Edited by Anastasia Rygle and Dagon James. Rygle previously curated the excellent "13 Most Wanted Men" exhibition. 

Highly recommended.

WarholStars.org

23 Aug, 2015

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