[ A person wearing a dark suit is photographed from the waist up in a darkened room. The person gazes toward the right side of the frame and holds their left hand to their lips, as though they are eating. ]

Andy Warhol

Jon Gould

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Accession #: 20082071
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of The University at Albany Foundation , Gift of © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Related Exhibition:
Near & Far: Six Photography Portfolios from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
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American, born Forest City, Pennsylvania, 1928, died 1987 


Andy Warhol used the camera as a means to spontaneously record all that caught his attention. He strove to document every moment of his life, creating a remarkable visual diary in which he captured the faces of the rich and famous, the glittering New York disco scene, his day- to-day meanderings through the city, and glimpses of his world travels. His love affair with black and white photography began in 1976, when he picked up an easy-to-use Minox 35EL camera; it became his constant companion until his death at age fifty-eight. In keeping with his obsessive nature, Warhol made between 60,000 and 100,000 snapshots and Polaroids in his lifetime.

Regarding Place: Photographs From The University Art Collections

Jon Gould (1953–1986)

    Met Warhol in late 1980; was Warhol’s last live-in boyfriend; died of AIDS in 1986.

Andy Warhol: Portraits from the Warhol Photographic Legacy Program

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