Warhol fans are in for a treat: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents “Warhol Out West” beginning Feb. 8, 2013.
Organized in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this exhibition focuses on Warhol’s depiction of all things Western. “Warhol Out West” will showcase 59 of the iconic artist’s works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, screen prints and wallpaper.
Exhibits will include Warhol’s ”Pop Art” paintings of celebrities and consumer products from the ’60s; the advertisement series from the ’80s; the beloved “Double Elvis” painting and his rarely seen “Cowboys and Indians” series.
“Our exhibit at Bellagio will be the only comprehensive Andy Warhol collection in the United States outside of his namesake museum in Pittsburgh and we recognize what a tremendous honor this is for our city,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of BGFA. “Everywhere you look in Las Vegas, you can see the impact of Warhol’s creative genius and it is remarkable how his life and art continues to transcend generations.”
One of the most influential artists in the visual art movement known as “Pop Art,” Warhol based his creative depiction of celebrity, ads, comic books and products within the realm of popular culture. One of the first Warhol paintings I remember as a kid was his iconic Campbell soup piece, seen at right.
“We hope visitors to the gallery think about the relationship of the images in front of them with the landscape of Las Vegas, from the kitsch to the fabulous and everything in between,” said Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum.
The “Warhol Out West” showcase will be on display from Feb. 8 – Oct. 27, 2013.
Top photo: Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Cowboys and Indians: Geronimo, 1986, Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Copyright 2012, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Bottom photo: Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup II: Tomato-Beef Noodle O’s, 1969, Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Copyright 2012, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.