Sunday, July 28, 2013

An exhibition of the world’s great Pop Art superstar

Christie’s Private Sales has announced a pop-up exhibition as part of a multi-year, multi-platform partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It will make available to the public a curated group of more than 20 paintings, photographs, prints and works on paper by the Pop Art superstar, with price points ranging from $2,000 - $35,000, many of which have never been seen before.

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. As with all sales in Andy Warhol at Christie’s—including live auctions, online-only auctions and private sales — all works are drawn from the collection of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s grant-making programs. The Aspen Art Museum, a grant recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, will co-host a cocktail reception with Christie’s at the 212 Gallery.

Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson comments: “In 2009 the Aspen Art Museum received our first generous $100,000 gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It was an extremely gratifying acknowledgment of our mission to provide access to important contemporary visual art from around the globe. The Warhol Foundation continues to provide key funding in the AAM's ever-expanding role, as a second time recipient, four years later.”

A world-renowned US artist, filmmaker and author, Warhol is a leading figure in the Pop Art genre. His paintings and prints of movie stars, soup cans, the US Presidents and other American icons made him one of the most celebrated artists globally. Throwing light on his aura, art critic Robert Hughes had once written: '''Painting a soup can is not a radical act in itself. What was actually radical in Andy Warhol was that he adapted the very means of production of soup cans to the way he produced paintings, turning them out en masse - consumer art mimicking the process and also the look of consumer culture.''

The selling event will be held August 7-9, 2013, at the 212 Gallery.

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