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Fawcett Polaroid by Warhol Up For Auction

We may have lost Farrah Fawcett earlier this year and Polaroid has since ceased to produce its legendary film, but both are being revitalized for a charitable purpose—Andy Warhol’s instant portrait of Fawcett went up for auction at the Children’s Museum of the Arts on October 22. What may be a far less iconic than the image of a fluffy-haired Fawcett in a red swimsuit is now worth more than any hi-cut one-piece. Andy Warhol snapped the three-by-four-inch photograph of the bare-shouldered blonde with his Polaroid camera in 1979. The pop artist reportedly used Polaroids for his eventual famed silk-screen portraits. Also available at the auction were works of art by David Byrne, Yoko Ono, and John Waters.