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Museum of Texas Tech University Showcases Andy Warhol Artwork

David Gay

October 13, 2017


Polaroids and screen prints are being shown at a new Warhol exhibit at the museum.

Screen Print
Screen Print (1982)

The Museum of Texas Tech University will begin exhibiting a collection of works by Andy Warhol starting on Oct. 14.

Following his death in 1987, Warhol left many of the pieces in his studio and home, which were eventually sold to create the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. On the 20th anniversary of the foundation's opening, the artwork that remained in Warhol's collection was gifted to various American museums, including the Museum of Texas Tech University.

The museum received an initial gift of 160 Polaroid and black and white photographs in 2007-08. In 2013, the foundation donated seven screen prints to the museum. Selections from these two gifts will be on display during the exhibit.

Polaroid (1980)

"This gift from the Warhol Foundation has added considerable breadth to our collection," said Daniel Tyler, marketing and communications coordinator for the Museum of Texas Tech University. "This provides the Lubbock and Texas Tech communities with access to a wide selection of artwork by one of the most important post-World War II artists of the 20th century."

Warhol was a revolutionary in the development of Pop Art, experimental film and music, design, fashion and much more from the late 1950s through the 1980s. Warhol's influence is still seen in current works of art and design.

Galleries in New York began to exhibit his artwork in the late 1950s, gaining a reputation as a controversial artist. His studio, "The Factory," brought in public figures including celebrities, musicians and other artists to work and collaborate with him.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 11, 2018.

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