Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Camera Just Sold for $13,750 at Auction

One of Andy Warhol’s personal Polaroid SX-70 Land Cameras, a camera the artist used extensively at the height of his career in the 1970s, was just auctioned off by Heritage Auctions for a whopping $13,750 earlier this week.
Finding a working, used Polaroid SX-70 isn’t too hard these days. You can pick one up on eBay for between $100 and $200 depending on the auction. But finding a Polaroid SX-70 that was used by Andy Warhol is a different matter entirely.
This little piece of photo history—a standard, chrome-plated SX-70 Land Camera from 1974 with brown leather panels and a partially used Flash Bar 10—was used by Warhol to take pictures of celebrities (and himself), before being bequeathed to his close friend and co-founder of Interview Magazine John Wilcock sometime around…


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