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October 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

Instant Warhol takes us straight to Andy Warhol’s point of view, famous, fleeting, commercialised, constructed, in a series of his Polaroid photographs of people in the spotlight in the 1970s and 80s.
This amazing collection from the Brant Foundation in New York shows us Warhol’s understanding of the superficial nature of celebrity in American society, his obsession with the people behind the personas, and the fleeting nature of fame. Many of the more than 50 images show the line and expression of famous faces including Mick Jagger, Liza Minelli, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton, many of which would later be translated into Warhol’s iconic screen prints.
The exhibition is a fascinating social document of a time when celebrity, grittiness in the art world, New York, the Factory, Studio 54 and an expanding media scape were reimagining art, music, and popular culture.
Instant Warhol is a Ballarat International Foto Biennale exclusive and can only be seen during the Festival in Australia.
A BIFB Festival Pass is required for this ticketed exhibition. Last entry at 4pm.
A Ballarat International Foto Biennale exhibition, courtesy of The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        


October 22, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
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Art Gallery of Ballarat


Art Gallery of Ballarat