'Capturing Fame: Photographs and Prints by Andy Warhol' at Peeler Center, June 2 - July 26
May 21, 2015
From 1970 to 1987, Andy Warhol took scores of Polaroid and black-and-white photographs, the vast majority of which have never been seen by the public. These images often served as the basis for his commissioned portraits, silkscreened paintings, drawings, and prints. From June 2 through July 26, they'll be on display at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center in an exhibition titled "Capturing Fame: Photographs and Prints by Andy Warhol." (at right: Cowboys and Indians (Annie Oakley), 1967, screenprint on paper © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.)
While the Polaroid portraits reveal Warhol’s profound and frank engagement with the personality in front of his lens, the gelatin silver prints point to his extraordinary compositional skill, his eye for detail, and his compulsive desire to document the world around him. Taken together, these photos survey the scope of Warhol’s interests and demonstrate the reach of his curious, far-roaming eye.
"Capturing Fame" is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. Additional support for conservation matting and framing was provided by Robert N. Davies '58 in memory and honor of Mary Ellen Guyer Davies. (at left: Colorado Mountains, 1980s, gelatin silver print © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.)
This family-friendly exhibition is free and open to the public. The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center are open during the summer with limited hours: Thursday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and are closed during University breaks and holidays. To schedule free guided tours, call (765) 658-6556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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