'Capturing Fame' Warhol exhibit opens June 2 at DPU's Peeler Center

Thursday, May 21, 2015

From 1970 to 1987, Andy Warhol took scores of Polaroid and black-and-white photographs, the vast majority of which have never been seen by the public.

Those images often served as the basis for his commissioned portraits, silkscreened paintings, drawings and prints.

"Cowboys and Indians (Annie Oakley)," 1967, screenprint on paper The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.

From June 2 through July 26, the images will be on display at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center, 10 W Hanna St., Greencastle, in an exhibition titled "Capturing Fame: Photographs and Prints by Andy Warhol."

While the Polaroid portraits reveal Warhol's profound and frank engagement with the personality in front of his lens, the gelatin silver prints point to his extraordinary compositional skill, his eye for detail and his compulsive desire to document the world around him. Taken together, these photos survey the scope of Warhol's interests and demonstrate the reach of his curious, far-roaming eye.

"Capturing Fame" is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. and the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.

Additional support for conservation matting and framing was provided by Robert N. Davies, DePauw Class of 1958, in memory and honor of Mary Ellen Guyer Davies.

The family-friendly exhibition is free and open to the public.

The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center are open during the summer with limited hours: Thursday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and are closed during university breaks and holidays. To schedule free guided tours, persons may call 658-6556 or email craighadley@depauw.edu.

"Cowboys and Indians (Annie Oakley)," 1967, screenprint on paper The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.

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