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HIghlights of the CU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program Gift

January 21, 2011 - June 25, 2011

In 2008, the CU Art Museum received 156 photographs by Andy Warhol as a gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. The CU Art Museum will premier 112 of the gifted photographs which include Polaroids and gelatin silver prints featuring celebrities such as Martha Graham, Pelé, and John Denver, as well as portraits of patrons, friends, and anonymous models. Included among the gifted gelatin silver prints are also landscapes and interior settings, both rural and urban, which reveal an aesthetic of the banal as well as the transcendental. The photographs provide valuable insight into the artist’s blurring of the distinction between “life” and “art” and his construct of “the celebrity.”  The exhibition includes 80 Polaroids and 32 gelatin silver prints taken by the Pop-Art master.
 
Concurrent Exhibition:   Warhol In Colorado, an exhibition featuring screen prints, photographs, record album covers and other works by Andy Warhol, will be on view at The University of Denver’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery from January 20 to March 13, 2011. Also included are 55 Polaroids and silver prints gifted to the university by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in 2008.  Details at www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery

 
 
Andy Warhol, American (1928-1987)[+]
Pele
1977
Polacolor Type 108

Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder
2008.2.39
(c) The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Andy Warhol, American (1928-1987)[+]
Martha Graham
1979
Polacolor Type 108

Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder
2008.2.39
(c) The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts