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Andy Warhol: Portraits

May 26-August 19, 2012

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The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) presents Andy Warhol: Portraits,  featuring original works from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. This notoriously private artist is revealed in the company he keeps. Including screenprints, drawings, paintings, Polaroids, and vintage family photos this exhibition explores the phenomenon that is Warhol’s work on a deeply personal level.

Andy Warhol: Portraits includes more than 130 portraits produced by Warhol from the 1940s to the 1980s. This exhibition contains portraits of Warhol in his youth, a reproduction of Warhol's first celebrity autograph (from Shirley Temple in 1941), early portrait drawings from the 1940s, samples of Warhol's commercial work from the 1950s, movie star portraits from the 1960s, and more than 100 portrait paintings from the 1970s and 1980s. The most comprehensive exhibition of portraiture by Warhol, this show debuted at the Warhol Museum in Spring 2010 and is exhibiting at MOCA for the first time in the US since then. 

Read more in the MOCA Gallery Guide.

Andy Warhol: Portraits. This exhibition has been organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Special thanks to Towne Bank and the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau for their support.

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