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Warhol Foundation donates 150 original photographs to Evergreen State College

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm with No Comments »
January 19, 2010 1:47 pm
Andy Warhol, "Debbie Harry," 1980 Polaroid. Image courtesy Evergreen State College.

The Evergreen State College was recently one of 183 college and university art museums around the country to receive a gift of original  Andy Warhol photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The gift, part of the Foundation’s Photographic Legacy Program, comprises 103 Polaroid and 50 black and white photographs by the famous artist, who changed the direction of modern art by incorporating photographic images of popular icons and celebrities, known as pop-art. Among the photographs donated are shots, both posed and candid, of famous figures of the 1970s and 1980s including singer Debbie Harry, artist Keith Haring, designer Calvin Klein and more. P

Andy Warhol, "Calvin Klein, Debbie Harry and Jelly Bean Benitez," undated. Image courtesy Evergreen State College.

The Warhol works will join Evergreen’s significant photography collection, which includes more than 50 photographs by prominent artists such as Diane Arbus, Richard Misrach, Edward Weston and others. There are no immediate plans to put the Warhol works on exhibit, says Evergreen spokesperson Jason Wettstein.

Other regional institutions that received the donation include Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum; Montana State University’s Northcutt Steele Gallery; Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College; Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington; and Washington State University’s Museum of Art.

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