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By Melissa Hunter

A picture is worth a thousand words. A Polaroid of a young Farrah Fawcett taken by Andy Warhol is worth several thousand dollars. According to Gothamist, this rare 3-inch by 4-inch photo of Farrah is the ultimate hot ticket item at an upcoming auction.

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The Polaroid of Farrah, which is not the same one in Warhol's Polaroid book, is being auctioned off at the Children's Museum of the Arts this Thursday and is valued at more than $8,000.

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Warhol took Polaroids of this nature for his silk-screen portraits and intended for them to be "time-capsule glimpses of a specific era," according to the LA Times. If that isn't the best advertisement for Polaroid film, then I don't know what is.

The auction will also include works of art from Yoko Ono, David Byrne, and John Waters.