Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an eclectic, prolific artist who transformed contemporary art. Born and educated in Pittsburgh, P.A., he moved to New York City at the age of 21. In time, he became one of the country's leading commercial artists and illustrators. In the late 1950s, Warhol turned his attention to fine arts, employing mass-production techniques such as silkscreening to make photographically derived artworks. His subjects ranged from icons of consumerist society and celebrities to sober images of death and disaster, each of which brought him critical acclaim. Throughout his 40-year career, he embraced other creative outlets, including filmmaking, photography, and publishing the innovative magazine, Interview.
Throughout his work, Warhol erased the traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture, making art more accessible and more appealing. The power of his artwork comes from concentration on fundamental human themes - the beauty and glamour of youth and fame, the passing of time, and the inevitability of death. The strength of his legacy comes from creating art that ignored established restrictions and challenged preconceptions.
There are 2 lenders for this exhibition. 30 images will come from the Cochran Collection, GA. 4 images will come from the Ackland Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC.
Opening Reception February 7 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
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Nicole Dezelon, Assistant Director of Learning from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh will be at the exhibit for 3 days. On February 6, she will do a docent training workshop/demo. On February 7, an introductory talk on selected Warhol works at the opening reception at 7:15 pm and a talk on February 8, TBD.