Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Andy in Allentown

Andy Warhol Exhibit

When: June 4th - September 10, 2006

Where: Allentown Art Museum

Cost: $5

One of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) had a remarkable ability to create images that typified an entire generation. Such famous works as his soup cans and Marilyn Monroe portraits capture the media explosion and heady confidence that marked the post-World War II years. This seminal exhibition of prints and paintings, drawn from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, will be the first showing of this artist at the Allentown Art Museum. It features sixty-three graphic artworks made by Warhol, covering the entire period of his graphic career—1964 to 1987—and five paintings. The Museum’s installation of this traveling exhibition will recreate the spirit of Warhol’s famous studio/hangout, The Factory. At The Factory, Warhol, as impresario, directed an astonishing variety of artistic projects including the creation of paintings, prints, and films; writing and editing publications like Interview magazine; founding rock bands; and organizing “happenings” and events. Dr. Robert S. Mattison, professor of art history at Lafayette College, is site curator.

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