Andy Warhol: Musing
Selections from the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Permanent Collection,
Gifts of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.,
The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Boone, NC- Now through November 14, 2015 the Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents a special opportunity to experience the original and insightful photographs of Andy Warhol in the exhibition, Andy Warhol: Musing.Andy Warhol, a prominent figure in the Pop Art movement, loved and desired to capture the world around him saying, "A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary." To continually preserve his world, Warhol carried a Polaroid camera with him everywhere. We all can relate to the need to document every second of our lives with our smartphones. Photographs allow us to remember significant people, places, and events through our eyes. They immortalize our past. Andy Warhol: Musing is the perfect opportunity to see his world through his eyes. This exhibition is free and open to the public.
This exciting and fun show displays 91 of Warhol's polaroids and 16 of his black and white silver gelatin prints. Pronominally portraits, he manages to capture the personalities of his models through multiple poses. Warhol's musings of each subject allows individuals to ponder the relationship between the artist and the people. His work keeps us engaged by offering glimpses into his perspective.
Andy Warhol: Musing
Now – November 14, 2015
Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University
Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) was a leading protagonist in the development of Pop Art. He worked in a variety of mediums including painting, print making, silk screening, photography, sculpture, film and music. Warhol's art explores the relationship artistic expression, celebrity culture, consumer culture, politics, and advertising in the 1960s. His influence extends beyond the art world and reaches into music, film, publishing, and popular culture.
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is proud to have been the recipient of 102 polaroids and 50 black and white photographs which form the bulk of this exhibition. Currently on view at the Smith Gallery, the exhibition Andy Warhol: Musing, includes a selection of 91 Polaroids and 16 black and white silver gelatin prints. Most of the photographs on view have not been available for public view since 2008 when the Turchin Center presented their exhibition: Andy Warhol: A Photographic Legacy: Recent Gifts to the Turchin Center Permanent Collection
The Andy Warhol Foundation For the Visual Arts
In 2007, The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts celebrated its twentieth anniversary. To mark this milestone, a new program titled The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy was established. The program would broaden access to the artist's photographic work by donating more than 28,500 original polaroids and silver gelatin prints to college and university museums and galleries across the country.
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