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Andy Warhol – Fame and Misfortune : McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

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We had the great fortune of attending the Members Preview Reception at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio for the ANDY WARHOL : FAME AND MISFORTUNE exhibit and presentation of Conversation on Andy Warhol by Rene Paul Barilleaux, Chief Curator / Curator of Art after 1945, of the McNay and Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Drawn from the rich collections of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, this exhibit looks at Warhol’s lifelong obsession with both fame and disaster. The more than 150 works included in this exhibit juxtapose icons of popular culture, legendary entertainers, art world luminaries and world leaders, with images of suicides, automobile accidents, skulls and an electric chair.

The Discussion and the Reception following were both wonderful and the exhibit was quite breathtaking.