Don’t miss this revealing glimpse into the world of Andy Warhol, as the Saint Louis University Museum of Art Warhol’s Polaroids: A Method.
An opening reception will be held on April 27 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The exhibition continues until June 10.
One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, pop icon Andy Warhol is widely known as a painter and filmmaker. The role photography played in his work has been considered secondary until recently, when it became apparent that he used camera as a tool that broadened his visual vocabulary and defined his style.
Relying primarily on his Polaroid “Big Shot,” pop icon Andy Warhol shot numerous images and used them in the development process of his prints and paintings. Even the name of his studio, “The Factory,” illustrates that he was ahead of his time in focusing his art on celebrities and making otherwise ordinary people who craved the spotlight feel famous, if only for “15 minutes.” More than 80 of these Polaroids, will be included in Warhol’s Polaroids: A Method.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art was among a select group of university art institutions that received a gift of Polaroids and black and white photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, specifically, the Photographic Legacy Project.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m., please join us for Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera, a lecture by Bradley Bailey, Ph.D., Saint Louis University art history. Dr. Bailey will discuss the essence of Andy Warhol, what made him a pop icon, and Warhol’s impact on the art world.
For more information, please call visit sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.