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Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids

052610EyeOnArts_WarholThe Weatherspoon Art Museum presents the exhibition “Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids” June 6 – Sept. 19. The film “Factory People,” related to Warhol’s work in the 1960’s, will screen June 10.

The exhibition features approximately 300 Polaroids and 70 gelatin silver black-and-white prints pooled from the many donated to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke, and the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill in 2008 by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, a division of the Andy Warhol Foundation.

The donations were part of a larger gift made to 180 institutions nationwide. A first-time collaboration between these three North Carolina-based university art museums, “Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids” features some of the models, actors, sports heroes and socialites who populated Warhol’s world.

It is co-organized by the Weatherspoon Art Museum; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; and the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The exhibition was previously seen at the Nasher Museum. After exhibiting at the Weatherspoon, the installation will travel to the Ackland.

Film: “Factory People”
Thursday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
“Factory People” tells the story of the 60’s Silver Factory that Andy Warhol founded in 1964 in an abandoned hat factory on East 47th Street in New York City. Not rated. Directed by Catherine O’Sullivan Shorr. 2008.

Visual: Andy Warhol, “Jean-Machel Basquiat”, 1982, Polacolor ER photograph, 4 1/4 x 3 6/16 in., Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2008.