UAlbany Art Museum: “Younger Than Today”


Warhol took over I mean thousands of
Polaroid headshots between the years of about 1974 to 1985
I’m Corinna Ripps Schaming and I am the curator and interim director at the
University at Albany Art Museum. We have three summer exhibitions that are on
view through September 15. So younger than today includes over 60 photographs
and Polaroids taken by Warhol and all of the images in this exhibition are of
children related to childhood sibling relationships and the maternal. These
lack the artifice and manipulation that he employed when he did the head shots
of adults. These are distinctly children you can look and see their fidgety
energy of a child the kind of vulnerability of a child. We also are
showing three screen tests that Warhol did. Living portraits as opposed to
static photographs. This show is probably one of the first times that this idea of
bringing together the Polaroids in a singular fashion focusing just on images
pertaining to Warhol’s child sitters would make this I think a
very unique experience.

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