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Tag: Andy Warhol

Nov.
6th

Andy Warhol’s “Flowers for Tacoma” fill Tacoma Art Museum’s big gallery with delicacy and pop art style

Andy Warhol's vision for the Tacoma Dome. Image courtesy City of Tacoma.

It’s a tantalizing vision of Tacoma – a gray downtown and port area, brightened by an enormous yellow hibiscus flower coating the Tacoma Dome. It was Andy Warhol’s vision for the Dome back in 1982, but Tacoma officials and citizens had other plans and we ended up with a plain gray giant golf-ball. But Tacoma Art Museum doesn’t want to let the idea rest in peace, and has brought over 100 of the the pop artist’s original flower paintings, designs, photographs, prints and textiles back to town in “Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma,” open through next February.

If nothing else, it will totally brighten up anyone’s gray November day. But the gallery full of saturated colors and flowery designs is also a fascinating glimpse into a softer part of Warhol’s life that is often ignored as the Marilyns and Campbell’s soup cans blare into our collective consciousness.

Because Warhol liked flowers. Read more »

Jan.
19th

Warhol Foundation donates 150 original photographs to 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

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