An Artdaily.com preview of the upcoming Christie’s New York Spring 2005 Photographs sale includes a mention of the well-known Holly Solomon photobooth photos. The set of six strips, taken at photobooths at 47th and Broadway in 1963 and 1964, is expected to fetch $40,000-$60,000 when the auction takes place April 26. The Warhol piece at right, a painting over silkscreened images, was adapted from one photo taken during Warhol and Solomon’s photobooth sessions. Asked about these sessions, Solomon, who died in 2002, said, “We went to Broadway and 47th Street, where they had this photobooth. Andy met me there, and we had a bunch of quarters. He was very particular about which booth. We tried a whole bunch of them… Actually, if you’re in a photobooth for a long time it gets pretty boring…” For more from Solomon on these photos, read this International Center of Photography article.
April 03, 2005