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Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography
September 22, 2012-February 17, 2013
Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography is a groundbreaking exhibition co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center and the Rose Art Museum devoted to Andy Warhol’s use of photography as source material. It examines the central role of photography in Warhol’s art—its relationship to his portrait painting and documentation of the artist’s social life.
Warhol has been crowned the “Prince of Pop Art” for introducing iconic images of commercial products and glamour stars, such as Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe, into the lexicon of art. His transformation of art by appropriating the photographic image from mass media marked a significant shift in our cultural history. Warhol’s Pop Art images have largely defined the perception of the artist; however, until the Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, the vast extent of Warhol’s photographic output was relatively unknown and little studied. The exhibition features images of icons such as Elizabeth Taylor, Gianni Versace, Cheryl Tiegs and Jackie Kennedy. Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography also features a recreation of the Contemporary Arts Center’s famous 1966 Warhol exhibition, Holy Cow! Silver Clouds!! Holy Cow!.
Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography is a corner stone of —a region-wide celebration of photography that will span over fifty locations—during the entire month of October, 2012.
A new catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
A special thanks to: Mrs. Alice F. Weston; U. S. Bank; Jen & John Stein; ArtsWave Corporate Partner: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Andy Warhol, Cheryl Tiegs, 1984. Polacolor ER, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York