Lubeznik Center offers rare opportunity to view original Warhol works

“Moon Walk” by Andy Warhol

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Now through Oct. 13, 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City is exhibiting original works by Andy Warhol. The artworks are on loan from the Drew and Wendy Levenfeld collection, as well as from the Brauer Museum of the Arts’ permanent collection at Valparaiso University. The exhibition is titled “Warhol: Icon & Influence.”

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. More than 50 original works are on display at Lubeznik, including a collection of black and white photographs, Polaroids, and large color screen prints that include the famous Campbell Soup Can and other iconic images such as “Moon Walk” (pictured above) and “Annie Oakley.”

The works on display span from the late 1960s through the late 1980s of Warhol’s career. The artist frequently used the Polaroid portraits he made for creating his well-known screen prints.

Come and view these works and learn more about Warhol and his impact on the global art world. The Lubeznik Center is located at 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, off Franklin Street just south of Washington Park.

An invited group of emerging and mid-career artists whose work has been influenced by Warhol’s legacy will also be on exhibition. Warhol employed a multitude of strategies in his artwork, which many contemporary artists utilize today in their art practices. An exploration of these strategies will be examined in several categories, such as celebrity, gender, identity and popular culture. These artists include: Chris Cosnowski, Robyn Day, CJ Hungerman, Yvette Mayorga, and Dominic Sansone.

On Friday, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Lubeznik Center will host a reception for the Warhol exhibit. Enjoy conversations with the artists influenced by Warhol, as well as light bites and a cash bar. Admission is free.

On Saturday, July 14, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., guests may enjoy a curator-led tour with Lora Fosberg, Director of Exhibitions. Learn about the artwork and artists’ intentions during this interactive tour. Admission is free.

The Warhol exhibition has received support from NIPSCO, Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa, ICON Fine Art Services, WIMS & WHFB Radio, and WNIT Public Television.

For more information, visit http://www.lubeznikcenter.org.

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