In 1978 the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, comissioned a set of small works for a limited-edition, finely-bound book of original photographs. The gallery had previously exhibited my multi-frame Post-painterly Polaroids and Treasure Tones paint-chip pieces, so it made sense for me to create another set of table-top Polaroids for the project. Commercial candies inspired a Pop Art attitude, letting me suggest fantasies of money, sex and empty calories. I still get a kick out of these sweet and naughty pictures.
The Candy Polaroids were produced in editions of approximately 30 prints—each an original camera exposure. Photographs were made using Polaroid Polacolor II #669 pack film. All pieces are 4¼ x 6¾ inches.