Thursday, January 15, 2009

Warhol and Wine

Andy Warhol famously said "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."

But years later he edited his quote, saying "I'm bored with that line. I now say, in 15 minutes, everyone will be famous."

TCU alumni can ponder Warhol's words and works while sipping wine at an upcoming event 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 27 at the university's Contemporary Arts Gallery located at Berry and Greene streets. 

The exhibition includes several of Warhol's paintings and photographs - a recent gift to the gallery from the Warhol Foundation's Legacy Program. The exhibition includes Warhol's 1987 Polaroid of Patsy Nasher (pictured above) 

Gavin Morrison, curator of the gallery, and Kenneth Turner '86, contemporary art consultant, will talk about Warhol and his vision of the "social image." Titled Warhol and the Shared Subject, the exhibition also includes works by contemporary artists Rineke Dijkstra, Douglas Gordan, CS Leigh and Tony Scherman.

Morrison said the exhibit focuses on "the understanding of cultural factors as they effect an understanding of portraiture and the shared social subject."

No doubt that understanding is enhanced by a little pinot noir.

To RSVP and for more information, go to froglinks.

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