As part of Museum at Work, USFCAM will photograph seven recent donations by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Launched in commemoration of the Warhol Foundation’s twentieth anniversary, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program donated over 28,500 Warhol polaroids and prints to over 180 institutions in the United States. In 2008, USFCAM received 156 donations, consisting of 106 original polaroids and 50 gelatin silver prints. This donation has been documented and is available to view on our collection website.
In 2013, the Warhol Foundation provided USFCAM with seven more prints that can be viewed for the first time when they are photographed in the galleries on Tuesday, July 7. These prints are considered extra out-of-edition Warhol studies and are thus designated for research and educational purposes only.
Among USFCAM’s newest Warhol pieces are two Flowers screenprints from 1974, one of which is handcolored, and two Hans Christian Anderson screenprints from 1987. The additions also include Purple Cows, a small rubber stamp print from 1967, $1, a 1982 screenprint, and Sitting Bull, a 1986 screenprint of the titular chief.
We encourage viewers to take advantage of this rare opportunity and stop by USFCAM on Tuesday to see the photo shoot of these fascinating prints.