Warhol photos coming to Eastern Kentucky University

 

Andy Warhol. © Photos provided by Eastern Kentucky University.

Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery will be opening an exhibit of portraits and Polaroids by 20th Century art icon Andy Warhol Nov. 1.

The exhibit, The Photography of Andy Warhol: Selections from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project, is on loan from the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. While it’s not exactly the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current Warhol exhibit, gallery director Esther Randall says in a press release, “The significance of this collection of that it gives the viewer a glimpse into the mind and into the creative process of Andy Warhol.”

The pictures, including celebrities such as Lauren Hutton, often served as jumping off points for silk screens and other images created by Warhol, and some simply documented his daily life including things he did and food he ate — just imagine if Warhol had Instagram.

The exhibit runs Nov. 1 to 20, and there will be a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15.

This image of Lauren Hutton, photographed by Andy Warhol, will be part of the exhibit of Warhol photographs at EKU’s Giles Gallery Nov. 1 to 20.

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