Viewing Room 

Polaroids by Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Last modified 
February 2, 2018
Artists
Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia has been taking Polaroid photographs throughout his career. Integral to the artist’s influential and innovative practice, his Polaroids offer a distinctive vantage point on diCorcia’s sensibility and visual preoccupations and compose a body of work in their own right.

 

The selection presented in this Viewing Room includes Polaroids created in connection with major series as well as stand-alone works portraying everyday still lifes, landscapes, and intimate family scenes (David and Lucas Zwirner were recently diCorcia’s subjects in The Wall Street Journal), as well as test shots for commercial and fashion shoots. "Like frames from unforgettable movies that were never made," as Peter Galassi wrote for the artist’s first museum solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1993, diCorcia’s images demonstrate the artist’s approach to photography as a medium poised between documentary and theater, truth and fiction. Recognizable within this group are Polaroids that form the basis for some of diCorcia’s best-known work, including series such as Hustlers (1990–1992), Heads (1999–2001), Story Book Life (2003), and East of Eden (2008–present).

 

Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000 On Reserve
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Untitled, n.d.
Polaroid mounted on aluminum
3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
$4,000