McNay Art Museum Announces Andy Warhol. Fame and Misfortune Exhibition

The McNay Art Museum pnnounces Andy Warhol. Fame and Misfortune an exhibition on view Wednesday, February 1 Sunday, May 20, 2012.

Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune assembles over 150 objects in all media, drawn from the rich collections of the Andy Warhol Museum in the artist’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Looking at Warhol’s lifelong obsession with both fame and disaster, the works included in this broad survey juxtapose icons of popular culture, legendary entertainers, art world luminaries, and world leaders, with images of suicides, automobile accidents, skulls, and an electric chair. This diverse range of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and films spans the three prolific decades of Warhol’s career, beginning in the mid-1950s and continuing through 1986, the year prior to his death. – www.mcnayart.org

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