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01 Apr 2010

Andy Warhol's Quick Pix and Pop Icons

Portrait of Mick Jagger
Mylar, cut and pasted papers, crayon
43 x 33 inches
Collection of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

Andy Warhol's Quick Pix and Pop Icons
Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College of California


April 11-June 20, 2010
Andy Warhol's Quick Pix and Pop Icons Opening Day Events:
Sunday April 11th, 2:00 pm Open:
Wed - Sun from 11:00am -4:30pm

Kyla Porter
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1 925 376 5128

Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College of California
1928 St. Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94556

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April 11 - June 20, 2010

This exhibition features a large selection from the Saint Mary's College collection of 152 original Polaroid photographs, 8' x 10' black and white photographs, and photo booth prints, awarded through the Andy Warhol Foundation's Photographic Legacy Program. The exhibit includes iconic portraits of Dolly Parton, Dorothy Hamill, Vitus Gerulaitus, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Denise Hale, Pia Zadora, R. C. Gorman, and other celebrities from the 70s and 80s. A selection of famous photosilkscreens, multi-media color drawings, and rare album covers are on loan from private and public collections, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford, including Mick Jagger, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Electric Chair, Flowers, and Tomato Soup Can.

Opening Day Events: Sunday, April 11, 2 PM, Soda Center

Panel discussion moderated by Robert Taylor, featuring exhibition guest curator Wesley Gibson and Dan Leopard.

Wesley Gibson MFA, Brown University, is the author of two novels, numerous articles and essays. He teaches in both the English Department and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Dr. Gibson teachers a popular course on contemporary art in the Bay Area every Jan Term.

Dan Leopard, PhD from the School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California, has written on Warhol, avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage, and the use of videogame aesthetics in training simulations by the US Army. Dr. Leopard teaches film courses in the Communications Department.

Robert Taylor is the former fine arts writer of the Contra Costa Times. His work has appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Times, Diablo Arts and Southwest Arts magazines. His first experience with Andy Warhol's art was the exhibit 'Six Painters and the Object' at the Guggenheim Museum in 1963.

Lecture: Wednesday, April 14, 7 PM, Soda Center

Warhol the Filmmaker, by David E. James

David E. James, PhD, is a professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, Academy Film Scholar, Getty Fellow, and author of numerous books on Hollywood and avant-garde film and music.