Andy Warhol’s Snapshots and Takes: Selections from the UNM Art Museum’s Andy Warhol Foundation Photographic Legacy Program Gift

On view in the West Gallery September 13-December 21, 2013
With an opening reception, Thursday, September 12, 6 – 8 pm preceded by a members’ preview at 5pm.*

Featuring over eighty photographs by Andy Warhol, the icon of American Pop, generously gifted to the UNM Art Museum’s permanent collection by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Andy Warhol’s Snapshots and Takes: Selections from the UNM Art Museum’s Andy Warhol Foundation Photographic Legacy Program Gift will highlight the artist’s prolific engagement with photography as a method, medium, and social practice.

The exhibition includes examples of the artist’s gelatin silver prints as well as his Polaroids and will feature portraits of celebrities such as Diana Ross, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Paloma Picasso, as well as photographs of some of Warhol’s favorite iconic pop objects such as shoes, wine-glasses, sky-scrapers, and chandeliers.

Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, UNM Art Museum

On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the UNM Art Museum, which was founded in 1963, is delighted to present three concurrent exhibitions, which together survey its remarkable permanent collection of over 30,000 works of art spanning the 15th century to the present.

Please join us in celebrating the UNM Art Museum’s 50th Anniversary at a special opening reception planned for the evening of Thursday, September 12th, 2013.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Shoes, 1980; Polaroid, Polacolor Type 108; 3 3/4 x 2 7/8 inches; Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Shoes, 1980; Polaroid, Polacolor Type 108; 3 3/4 x 2 7/8 inches; Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Diana Ross, 1981; Polaroid,  Polacolor 2; 3 3/4 x 2 7/8 inches; Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Diana Ross, 1981; Polaroid,
Polacolor 2; 3/4 x 2 7/8 inches; Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Keith Peterson (Body Builder), c.1982; Gelatin silver print; 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Keith Peterson (Body Builder), c.1982; Gelatin silver print; 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Main Image: Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Picasso, Paloma, Daniela Morera and Fran Lebowitz, n.d.; Gelatin silver print; 6″ x 8 3/4 inches; Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

All images above © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

*members’ previews are open to Sustaining Members and higher of the UNM Art Museum.