Andy Warhol Reminds Us of Pre-Pandemic Life

Andy Warhol Reminds Us of Pre-Pandemic Life

Andy Warhol Reminds Us of Pre-Pandemic Life

The Andy Warhol Foundation and Christie's are auctioning the "Andy Warhol: Better Days" photography collection.

The Andy Warhol Foundation and Christie's are auctioning the "Andy Warhol: Better Days" photography collection.

Text: Cullen Ormond

When simple aspects of humanism, informal interactions and communal gestures, are replaced with isolation and solitude, the loss becomes unavoidable. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world but has also reminded the public how important these shared interactions and community are. 

The importance of escapism was also made clear during these times. As individuals, unless deemed essential workers, are trapped inside, we are left to reminisce and stir over past connections. These two realizations coupled with the dire need to support artists during this time encouraged the Andy Warhol Foundation and Christie’s to virtually auction some of Warhol’s more private, personal photographs. 

Titled “Andy Warhol: Better Days," the collection includes 60 photographs covering a wide-range of subjects found in the natural world, including his mini Dachshunds and himself. “The 60 unique photographic works were each chosen for their ability to transport the viewer to better days, conveying the splendor of being outdoors and the simple pleasures associated with human interaction,” The Andy Warhol Foundation said in an Instagram post. The online auction lasts from April 26 until May 8.  

Credits: Cover Photo: "Ocean View," unique Polaroid print, c. 1975 courtesy of The Andy Warhol Foundation's Instagram.

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