Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes of fame

  June 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017

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Thirty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” His drive resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.

This Exhibition is a cultivation of Warhol’s work from over seven Museums and from the private collections of three families. 

 

          Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987)

             Liz (Red), 1964, screen print on paper

             on loan from Jon Rogers                                       

  Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987)

   Campbell's Soup II: Hot Dog Bean, 1969, screen print on paper    on loan from the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, UTEP                gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc                                                         

Alpha by artist

  June 15, 2017 to September 7, 2017

Herb Williams, A is for Andy, 2017

Herb Williams, A is for Andy, 2017

Herb Williams (b.1973) has gained international notoriety for his sculptures created from hundreds of thousands of individual crayons. Although the artist works with many different mediums and materials, Williams is one of the only individuals in the world with an account with Crayola. He creates original sculptures out of individual crayons that my require as many as hundreds of thousands. Williams' artwork hold records with Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Guinness World Record and his work has been placed in public arenas, such as children's hospitals, corporate collections, museums, and the White House.

Herb Williams was born in Montgomery, AL, in 1973. Every summer from the age of twelve to graduating from high school at eighteen, he worked in construction, which gave him a deep understanding of form and materials. Mr. Williams received a BFA in sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College, and there apprenticed under two professional sculptures off-campus. Upon graduation the artist immediately went to work at a bronze foundry in West Palm Beach, FL. There he cast hundreds of sculptures with atelier Poplieteo and the last work of art by photo realist Duane Hanson, Man on Riding Lawnmower. Herb Williams then moved to Nashville, TN, where he has lived and created art since 1998. Mr. Williams received The Joan Mitchell Foundation Museum Purchase Grant in 2005, the Next Star Artist Award in 2008, and was sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011.