The Polaroid camera was developed in 1937, and ever since amateurs and artists have reveled in its use. In this NY TImes article, From the Instant Thrill, Enduring Art, Now for Sale,
you can learn about artists such as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Ansel Adams, William Wegman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg and David Hockney. All of these artists used the Polaroid camera in their art. Now, many of these works will be auctioned off in June to recovery bankruptcy debt due to a Ponzi scheme.