“The Andy Warhol Museum”

Exhibition marks anniversary of Warhol’s scandal at World’s Fair

From 27 September 2014 until 7 January 2015, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh is hosting an exhibition entitled “13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair”, 50 years after the event where Warhol presented enlarged mugshots of wanted criminals, provoking outrage from officials. Warhol installed the exhibit, only to find that upon the fair’s opening in New York the organisers had painted over his work with silver paint. Nicholas Chambers, curator at The Warhol, said that Warhol’s installation was an “extraordinarily bold proposal for the pavilion. Warhol was in the early stages of his career and the commission represented a high profile opportunity […] However, rather than propose a Pop subject associated with his practice at that time, such as Campbell’s Soup, he decided to depict a group of criminals wanted by the NYPD.” The exhibition reunites all of the murals for the first time in almost 50...

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Two new exhibitions at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, 3 May 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are organizing two exhibitions at the same time. “Factory Direct: Pittsburgh” will run from 24 June to 9 September 2012. It will display works by 14 contemporary artists invited to carry out a residence in Pittsburgh’s factories. The artists are Chakaia Booker, Dee Briggs, Thorsten Brinkmann, Jeanette Doyle, Todd Eberle, Fabrizio Gerbino, Ann Hamilton, William Earl Kofmehl, Ryan McGinness, Mark Neville, Sarah Oppenheimer, Edgar Orlaineta, ORLAN, and Tomoko Sawada. These artists worked with the factories’ managerial teams and workers so as to carry out artistic works about their history and related technologies, materials and processes. The second exhibition, “Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein”, will run from 23 June to 9 September 2012. It is a detailed retrospective about the investigations Donald Moffett carried out in the fields of art history, painting, politics and form. Set up by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh brings together four museums: the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol...

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