TINA: Photographer

Andy Warhol

Tina Turner - Andy Warhol - Photographer

Tina & Andy sharing a slice of watermelon in 1981 at the Limelight club in Atlanta / Photo by Adam Scull

Andy Warhol was an American visual artist, film director and producer. As a leading figure in the pop art movement, he is considered one of the most important American artists of the second half of the 20th century. Some of his best-known works include the silkscreen paintings of Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe, both from 1962.

Warhol photographed Tina Turner for the first time in 1974 when she was still together with Ike Turner and again in 1981 backstage in the dressing room when she opened for the Rolling Stones in East Rutherford.

Andy mentioned Tina in his August 2nd, 1985 diary entry, praising her jazzy dance moves: „The Tina Turner concert was great. I thought she was copying Mick Jagger but then somebody told me she taught him how to dance.“