Warhol snap shots

Never-before-seen photographs of celebrities captured in informal moments by the artist Andy Warhol are to be sold.

The American pop artist used photography as a medium of art towards the end of his career and had a tendency to snap spontaneous moments. (BNPS)

These never-before-seen photographs of celebrities captured by Andy Warhol are about to become and exhibition. This 1979 picture shows John Lennon and the boyfriend of fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
These never-before-seen photographs of celebrities captured by Andy Warhol are about to become and exhibition. This 1979 picture shows John Lennon and the boyfriend of fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston. (BNPS)
The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood. The prints are expected to sell for around £5,000 ($7789.00 US Dollars) each. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood. The prints are expected to sell for around £5,000 ($7789.00 US Dollars) each. (BNPS)
Debbie Harry of Blondie. Many of his subjects were showbiz friends who frequented the same nightclubs as Warhol or visited his luxurious beach house or vast 'factory'.
Warhol snap shots
Debbie Harry of Blondie. Many of his subjects were showbiz friends who frequented the same nightclubs as Warhol or visited his luxurious beach house or vast 'factory'.
Musician John 'Jellybean' Benitez and Madonna. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
Musician John 'Jellybean' Benitez and Madonna. (BNPS)
Icons: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and author William Burroughs, who wrote Naked Lunch and other seminal postmodern works. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
Icons: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and author William Burroughs, who wrote Naked Lunch and other seminal postmodern works. (BNPS)
Sting, formerly of The Police. Warhol, who died in 1987, only ever made one print of each of his photos, so they are unique works of art. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
Sting, formerly of The Police. Warhol, who died in 1987, only ever made one print of each of his photos, so they are unique works of art. (BNPS)
New Jersey rock musician Bruce Springsteen caught in a candid moment. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
New Jersey rock musician Bruce Springsteen caught in a candid moment. (BNPS)
American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer Lou Reed, best known for his work with The Velvet Underground, and artist Ronnie Cutrone. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer Lou Reed, best known for his work with The Velvet Underground, and artist Ronnie Cutrone. (BNPS)
Liberace enjoys a cigarette and a coffee. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
Liberace enjoys a cigarette and a coffee. (BNPS)
Andy Warhol with actress Farrah Fawcett. Many of the pictures were taken at Warhol's New York studio.
Warhol snap shots
Andy Warhol with actress Farrah Fawcett. Many of the pictures were taken at Warhol's New York studio.
A self-portrait of Andy Warhol in drag. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
A self-portrait of Andy Warhol in drag. (BNPS)
At the other end of the scale, he also turned his eye to capturing domestic items such as a room service tray, hotel chandeliers and even a row of urinals. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
At the other end of the scale, he also turned his eye to capturing domestic items such as a room service tray, hotel chandeliers and even a row of urinals. (BNPS)
Andy Warhol eating a giant bowl of Corn Flakes at The Factory. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
Andy Warhol eating a giant bowl of Corn Flakes at The Factory. (BNPS)
Human rights advocate and former actress Bianca Jagger. She met Mick Jagger at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in France in September 1970 and married him a year later. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
Human rights advocate and former actress Bianca Jagger. She met Mick Jagger at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in France in September 1970 and married him a year later. (BNPS)
Cabaret star Liza Minelli and a sculptor and stage manager Mark Gero, who she married in 1979 before divorcing 13 years later in 1992. (BNPS)
Warhol snap shots
Cabaret star Liza Minelli and a sculptor and stage manager Mark Gero, who she married in 1979 before divorcing 13 years later in 1992. (BNPS)

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