Greatness | Andy Warhol’s Polaroids of Sports Champions
Danziger Projects plays host to an amazing collection of polaroids by Andy Warhol entitled ‘Greatness’. “In 1977, Richard Weisman, an art collector and a friend of Warhol’s, commissioned a series of paintings of ten great sports figures of the era, now known as the “Athlete Series”. The group of athletes was selected by Mr. Weisman, and included stars of a variety of sports: Muhammad Ali (boxing), Pelé (soccer), Dorothy Hamill (figure skating), Tom Seaver (baseball), Jack Nicklaus (golf), O.J. Simpson (football), Chris Evert (tennis), Willie Shoemaker (horse racing), Rod Gilbert (ice hockey, NY Rangers), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basketball).” Warhol was the master of capturing the moment, in more ways than one, this collection of photographs shows another side to the artists ability to document and expose.
Available to view from the 31st October through to December 12th.