Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA), one of Las Vegas’ premier cultural destinations, will open the “Warhol Out West” on February 8, 2013.
The pioneering exhibition focuses on the depiction of Warhol on all things Western. There will be 59 iconic artist’s works in the “Warhol Out West” such as sculptures, photographs, paintings, screen prints and wallpaper. Warhol’s 1960s Pop paintings of consumer products and celebrities, advertisement series in the 1980s, ever-loved “Double Elvis” painting and his hardly seen “Cowboys and Indians” series are among the exhibits included.
“Our exhibit at Bellagio will be the only comprehensive Andy Warhol collection in the United States outside of his namesake museum in Pittsburgh and we recognize what a tremendous honor this is for our city. Everywhere you look in Las Vegas, you can see the impact of Warhol’s creative genius, and it is remarkable how his life and art continues to transcend generations,” executive director of BGFA Tarissa Tiberti said.
Warhol is famously known as the most influential artists in visual arts known as Pop Art. He represents his work through comic books, advertisement, brand products and celebrity.
“We hope visitors to the gallery think about the relationship of the images in front of them with the landscape of Las Vegas, from the kitsch to the fabulous and everything in between. As Las Vegas is key to understanding America, there is no better place than Bellagio for us to share our Andy Warhol artworks. Whether Elvis, Liz, Campbell’s Soup or a Brillo Box, Warhol’s subjects represent America in all of its many guises,” director of The Andy Warhol Museum Eric Shiner said.
“Warhol Out West” will be open starting February 8, 2013 to October 27, 2013. General admission ticket is available for $16 while Nevada residents, seniors 65 and older can avail the ticket for $13. Tickets for students, teachers and military with valid ID are priced at $11 while children 12 years and younger are free.
Available daily at 2 p.m. are the audio tours and complimentary docent tours which are both included in the admission price.
BGFA is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thirty minutes prior to closing the last admission tickets will be sold.