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It’s really too bad that legendary Pop Artist Andy Warhol didn’t live to see the age of social media, because his brand would be a perfect fit for Twitter or Instagram. The guy loved to take selfies, usually with a celebrity or famous face in tow, and now the Andy Warhol Foundation is releasing more than 130,000 photos from the Warhol vault as part of what they’re calling the Contact Warhol Project.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Michael Jackson, and John Lennon are just three of the famous faces you’ll see in the first batch of Contact Warhol Project. Taken together, the newly released “pictures showcase Warhol’s obsession with documenting everything around him, from parties with famous friends to street sign,” as per Art Net News. Remind you of anybody you follow on Instagram, maybe?
Your first opportunity to see the Contact Warhol Project photos will come in September, at an exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. But the archive is supposed to be open to the public by the end of this year.