March 10 – May 27, 2012
An exhibit of vividly hued screen prints as well as photographs and photo booth strips from 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They feature portraits of such celebrities as John Wayne, Liza Minnelli, Sting, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Jones and Dennis Hopper. Also included are Warhol’s famous self-portraits.
March 10 – May 27, 2012
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Included in Andy Warhol & Friends are vividly hued screen prints as well as photographs and photo booth strips from 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They feature portraits of such celebrities as John Wayne, Liza Minnelli, Sting, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Jones and Dennis Hopper. Also included are Warhol’s famous self-portraits.
Warhol (American, 1928-1987) came to fame with the rise of the Pop Art movement in the 1960s and the explosion of print media and popular culture. An acute social observer, Warhol saw that the image of a famous person was more important than the actual person. As Marshall McLuhan observed, “The medium is the message.”
Warhol realized that the ubiquitous image was the defining quality of a celebrity, that he or she was famous for being famous. Beginning with a photographic image, Warhol often manipulated it in ways that mimicked the production qualities of mass market magazines and newspapers. A puppet master of publicity, he knew the value of fame. “Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you,” he said. “Just measure it in inches.”
Also on view are selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Admission is FREE for FMoPA members, $10 for Not-Yet members and $8 for students and military with I.D.
Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13.
FRIDAY – November 11, 2011
Crystal Classic, Siesta Key Beachhttp://wp.me/p1DJvQ-30
Sand sculpture competition taking place on Siesta Key Public Beach. This year features master sculptors from all over the world, including starts of the Travel Channel’s SandMasters.
Art Opening for Ringling Alumnus Steve Mullins + Studentshttp://wp.me/p1DJvQ-fd
Ringling College of Art and Design alumnus Steve Mullins will be showing with current students; Cody Berringer and Hiro Hubbard. The exhibit will be presenting a diverse set of works by each artist.
Salvador Dali Museum 11.11.11http://wp.me/p1DJvQ-fB
The mark of the 10-month anniversary of the new Dali Museum offers special activities throughout the day.
SATURDAY – November 12, 2011
Season of Sculpture: Under Azure Skieshttp://wp.me/p1DJvQ-39
Sarasota Season of Sculpture Announces 2011-2012 Exhibition. This free exhibit of large-scale sculpture returns to Bayfront Park.
Josh DeWeese, Expression in Formhttp://wp.me/p1DJvQ-ft
A large grouping of new works that includes painterly vessels based in tradition with contemporary wall pieces that celebrate sublimated drawing and abstract expressionism. Show exhibited at the Mindy Solomon Gallery
Bitchin’ – ALL FEMALE ART SHOWhttp://wp.me/p1DJvQ-fk
Exhibit featuring works by twelve female artists at BLUELUCY Gallery.
Serious Sh!t – A One Night only Showhttp://wp.me/p1DJvQ-fn
Featuring works by Horsebites, Pale Horse and Embear at Pale Horse Design and Gallery.
POP-CON – Art, Fashion and Body Arthttp://wp.me/p1DJvQ-fy
Art show inspired by POP Art & Graphic Art works at ARTpool Gallery.
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