Iconic pop artist Andy Warhol, well known for his interpretations of images from advertising and the news media, as well as his paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, will be featured during a six-month exhibition titled “Andy Warhol: A Photographic Legacy” at the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus.
The exhibition, which runs until Jan. 31, 2010, features 158 original Andy Warhol Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints, a gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In addition to photographs, several original Warhol Silk Screens from the Castellani’s collection including “Birmingham Race Riot,” “Jacqueline Kennedy III,” and one of Warhol’s iconic renditions of a Campbell’s tomato soup can, will be on display.
As part of an integrative learning project coordinated by Michael Beam, curator of collections and exhibitions at the Castellani, NU students will paint in a line drawing of Andy Warhol’s interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” The wall-sized mural will be created in the museum’s Gallery 2 as part of the exhibition that showcases the Warhol photographs.
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