New York, NY (September 7, 2011) – Polaroid is honoring its founder Dr. Edwin Land’s passion for the arts with the launch of the Made in Polaroid exhibit. An art show featuring more than 60 pieces created by a mix of artists, designers, photographers, actors and musicians who are united in their passion for creativity, all pieces will be auctioned with proceeds benefitting Free Arts NYC, a non-profit that provides arts and mentoring programs to under-served children. Participating artists include fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Klein, designers Cynthia Rowley and Phillip Lim and actors James Franco and Viggo Mortensen, among many others.
Participants in the Made In Polaroid exhibit include:
Aaron Ruell , Aled Lewis, Alex Pardee, Anita Kunz, Anne Collier, Billy Norrby, Brad Goreski, Brett Ratner, Chase Jarvis, Charles Lloyd, Chris Anthony, Cynthia Rowley, Dabs Myla, Damian Aquiles, Eine, Eric Joyner, Estevan Oriol, Fabrizio Ferri, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Haus of Gaga, Hilary Pecis, Hush, James Franco, James Frey,Jason Shawn Alexander, Jean Pigozzi, Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Jim Lambie, Joe Sorren, Joey Remmers, JoKa, Joshua Petker, Kent Williams, Kinsey, Krista Huot, Liz Brizzi, Marilyn Minter, Maripol, Mark Seliger, Matthew Rolston, Max Vadukul, Michael Bernard, Natalie Shau, Nate Lowman, Nick Walker, Nico Muhly, Norman Jean Roy, Olaf Heine, Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi, Peter Coffin, Phillip Lim, Phillip-Lorca DiCorcia, RISK, Rob Pruitt, Sante d'Orazio, Scott Brooks, Stella Im Hultberg, Steven Klein, Sylvia Ji, Taylor Christensen, Todd Tourso, Tory Burch, Tyra Banks, Vashtie Kola, Viggo Mortensen, Will Cotton
The exhibit explores the infinite number of ways technology can enable creative expression. Featuring pieces that range from single mounted images to multi-print mosaics, each artist taps a different approach to tell a story with photos. All works were created exclusively using the Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer, the first product from Lady Gaga’s Grey Label line.
“Over the past 75 years, the simple joy of instant photography has encouraged and inspired truly original pieces of art, created by artists who range from world-renowned talents to casual hobbyists,” said Scott W. Hardy, President ofPolaroid. “The Made In Polaroid exhibit sparks a conversation on how the digital, instant and physical worlds can synchronize and come together effortlessly.”
The exhibit opens to the public on September 7th at Phillips de Pury & Company’s gallery at 450 West 15th Street in New York City. All pieces from the exhibit will be auctioned on September 14 at Phillips de Pury & Company’s gallery at 450 Park Avenue in New York City. For more information and to view works from the Made In Polaroid exhibit, visitwww.polaroid.com and at www.philipsdepury.com .