Second Andy Warhol Exhibit Pops in the Upper East Side of Texas
Visitors who enjoyed seeing Andy Warhol’s “Screen Prints & Snapshots” at the Tyler Museum of Arts (showing through January 7) will also enjoy “Rediscovering Andy Warhol” on exhibit from January 13 through March 24 at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts. This show features a few of the pieces shown in Tyler, but the majority are completely different.
The exhibit features 30 original Warhol works in all gathered from local art collections and the Meadows Museum at Centenary College in Shreveport.
Featured are Warhol’s “Cowboys and Indians” companion pieces, including his one-of-a-kind graphite drawing of Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull.
In addition to his iconic western series, Warhol’s famous “Birth of Venus” — part of his portfolio of four screen prints of Botticelli’s goddess of Venus on Arches Aquarelle paper — is on display.
The exhibit also features screen prints from his 1985 advertising portfolio, including those for Paramount Studios, Chanel, Mobil Gas, and Van Heusen shirts featuring actor and former President Ronald Reagan. Other works on exhibit include a famed version of actress Marilyn Monroe, Moon Landing, and two original drawings featuring animals from his Endangered Species series.
Coordinated with the exhibition is a lecture and film series showing a variety of films either directed by Andy Warhol himself or written about his life.
The exhibit opening takes place January 13 with refreshments, special guest speakers, and the kickoff of celebrations for the museum’s 60th anniversary.
Go to LMFA.org for more information or call 903.753.8103.