Made in Polaroid Exhibit Features Art by Celebs like James Franco
Polaroid’s Instant Printers have always unleashed the creative artist inside of its users, and now a new exhibit celebrates artwork by artists, designers, photographers, actors and musicians, who have all used Lady Gaga’s GL10 printer to create unique works of art. Some of the well-known celebs who have contributed to this new Made in Polaroid exhibit include Tyra Banks, James Franco, Viggo Mortensen, along with designers Cynthia Rowley and Phillip Lim (the designer behind that rabbit fur iPad case from earlier this week).
The exhibit’s collection includes everything from single mounted images to multi-print mosaics – to even a dress made out of Polaroid Prints! And all of these works were created exclusively, using Lady Gaga’s Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile printer that we reviewed recently. The GL10 is the first product to finally arrive from Lady Gaga’s Grey Label line.
“It’s very interesting to me that at this moment in time the new Polaroid G10 printer arrives and re-objectifies the photograph, literally making an object, a paper photograph,” said participating photographer Matthew Rolston. “We seem to be headed toward a paperless world of visual communication and yet here we have an exciting new product that re-invigorates the thought of trading imagery – actual photographs that we hold in our hands – with each other.”
The exhibit runs through September 14th and is open to the public at Phillips de Pury & Company’s gallery at 450 West 15th Street in New York. On the 14th, the pieces will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Free Arts NYC, which is an organization that offers arts and mentoring programs to children.