Friday, November 19, 2004

ART AND HISTORY CONVERGE AT THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM WARHOL AND JACKIE: ARTIST AND ICON MARCH 21-OCTOBER 26, 2003

ART AND HISTORY CONVERGE AT THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM WARHOL AND JACKIE: ARTIST AND ICON MARCH 21-OCTOBER 26, 2003

Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon features Andy Warhol's iconographic paintings and screen prints of Jackie Kennedy which were created between 1963 and 1968 in the aftermath of the JFK assassination. Warhol and Jackie will occupy the entire Seventh Floor Gallery—a total of 5,500 square feet of exhibition space. The sequence of galleries is designed to give visitors a variety of experiences, including an immersive environment and focused learning space for programs and presentations. The exhibition explores the themes of fame, glamour, propaganda, and devotion and highlights the roles of religion and repetition in Andy Warhol’s classic Kennedy iconographic art. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, has entered an innovative partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, located in the artist’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to present a selection of these images in context of assassination artifacts and source materials. This collaboration will yield a new kind of experience of Warhol’s work in a way historically different from that of a traditional art museum ex-hibition. Combined with related historical artifacts, the result will be a carefully contextualized examination of the artist’s response to, and packaging of, the assassination and its key players. The exhibition includes Flash-November 22, 1963; Multiplied Jackies; Red Jackie; 30 single Jackie portraits; and two Warhol self-portraits. Occupying the entire seventh floor gallery, Warhol and Jackie illustrates Warhol’s artistic process carried out in the creative environment of The Factory. The exhibit will include large-scale reproductions of Billy Name’s famous photographs that document The Factory scene, both as a studio and as the counter-culture social cen-ter of Pop. Numerous artifacts from the Archives of The Andy Warhol Museum will provide historical support for the rich visual materials. Notable are Warhol’s magazines depicting Jackie as a celebrity, some of which became the maquettes for the Jackie paintings. The exhibition explores Warhol’s art in two tightly focused and deeply personal areas: his thoughtful narrative presentation of the Flash series and the devotional images of Jackie in various shades of blue, gold, white, and gray. The artist’s intense religiosity will be considered as an overlay that influenced the works on view. Flash-November 22, 1963, a recent acquisition of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, is a series of 11 screenprints and text that replicates news wire copy. Completed in 1968, Warhol produced 236 portfolios; 200 were sold and the artist retained the other sets. Flash is an examination of the events of the assassination and its aftermath filtered through Warhol’s observations of the continuous barrage of media coverage. Warhol appropriated images from the media, using well-known photographs depicting the smiling President and First Lady at Love Field and riding in the motorcade; Lee Harvey Oswald in the Dallas police station; and the alleged murder weapon. Presented in sequential order, the prints create the effect of a news story. The representation of single images in narrative style is a departure for an artist known for repetition and multi-ple images. Three prints show the President in resonant shades of green, magenta and blue, over a field of orange. One silver-on-silver multi-imaged print features the rifle held aloft, a news photo of the First Lady and three presidential seals, the largest torn by bullet holes. A bright pink and red piece features a director's clapboard superimposed over an image of Oswald and a policeman, suggesting the cinematic quality of the work. Though similar in style to actual news wire service copy from 1963, Warhol apparently commissioned an original version to accompany the prints. The portfolio is rarely seen in its entirety. This exhibition may be the first time the prints will be shown with the complete text. “Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon will present audiences with the exceptional opportunity to experience the convergence of assassination art and history,” says Jeff West, Executive Director of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. In November, Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon will travel to The Andy Warhol Museum giving Pittsburgh au-diences a unique approach to commemorate the 40th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death. Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon is organized by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in cooperation with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The installation in The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s innovative Seventh Floor Gallery was designed by the original architect of the expansion, Gary Cunningham of Cunningham Architects, in collaboration with Rick Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and former Director of the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition is sup-ported by The Dallas Morning News, WFAA and American Airlines. ## The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; preserves the Dealey Plaza National Historical Landmark District and the Kennedy Memorial; and provide audiences with the tools to navigate contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. For more information about this exhibit and The Sixth Floor Museum, please visit www. jfk. org or call 214.747.6660 or 1.888.485.4854. Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon features Andy Warhol's iconographic paintings and screen prints of Jackie Kennedy which were created between 1963 and 1968 in the aftermath of the JFK assassination.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2003

Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon features Andy Warhol's iconographic paintings and screen prints of Jackie Kennedy which were created between 1963 and 1968 in the aftermath of the JFK assassination.

Warhol and Jackie will occupy the entire Seventh Floor Gallery—a total of 5,500 square feet of exhibition space. The sequence of galleries is designed to give visitors a variety of experiences, including an immersive environment and focused learning space for programs and presentations. The exhibition explores the themes of fame, glamour, propaganda, and devotion and highlights the roles of religion and repetition in Andy Warhol’s classic Kennedy iconographic art.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, has entered an innovative partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, located in the artistÂ’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to present a selection of these images in context of assassination artifacts and source materials. This collaboration will yield a new kind of experience of WarholÂ’s work in a way historically different from that of a traditional art museum ex-hibition. Combined with related historical artifacts, the result will be a carefully contextualized examination of the artistÂ’s response to, and packaging of, the assassination and its key players. The exhibition includes Flash-November 22, 1963; Multiplied Jackies; Red Jackie; 30 single Jackie portraits; and two Warhol self-portraits. Occupying the entire seventh floor gallery, Warhol and Jackie illustrates WarholÂ’s artistic process carried out in the creative environment of The Factory. The exhibit will include large-scale reproductions of Billy NameÂ’s famous photographs that document The Factory scene, both as a studio and as the counter-culture social cen-ter of Pop. Numerous artifacts from the Archives of The Andy Warhol Museum will provide historical support for the rich visual materials. Notable are WarholÂ’s magazines depicting Jackie as a celebrity, some of which became the maquettes for the Jackie paintings. The exhibition explores WarholÂ’s art in two tightly focused and deeply personal areas: his thoughtful narrative presentation of the Flash series and the devotional images of Jackie in various shades of blue, gold, white, and gray. The artistÂ’s intense religiosity will be considered as an overlay that influenced the works on view.

Flash-November 22, 1963, a recent acquisition of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, is a series of 11 screenprints and text that replicates news wire copy. Completed in 1968, Warhol produced 236 portfolios; 200 were sold and the artist retained the other sets. Flash is an examination of the events of the assassination and its aftermath filtered through WarholÂ’s observations of the continuous barrage of media coverage.

Warhol appropriated images from the media, using well-known photographs depicting the smiling President and First Lady at Love Field and riding in the motorcade; Lee Harvey Oswald in the Dallas police station; and the alleged murder weapon. Presented in sequential order, the prints create the effect of a news story. The representation of single images in narrative style is a departure for an artist known for repetition and multi-ple images. Three prints show the President in resonant shades of green, magenta and blue, over a field of orange. One silver-on-silver multi-imaged print features the rifle held aloft, a news photo of the First Lady and three presidential seals, the largest torn by bullet holes. A bright pink and red piece features a director's clapboard superimposed over an image of Oswald and a policeman, suggesting the cinematic quality of the work. Though similar in style to actual news wire service copy from 1963, Warhol apparently commissioned an original version to accompany the prints. The portfolio is rarely seen in its entirety. This exhibition may be the first time the prints will be shown with the complete text.

“Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon will present audiences with the exceptional opportunity to experience the convergence of assassination art and history,” says Jeff West, Executive Director of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

In November, Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon will travel to The Andy Warhol Museum giving Pittsburgh au-diences a unique approach to commemorate the 40th anniversary of President KennedyÂ’s death.

Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon is organized by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in cooperation with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The installation in The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaÂ’s innovative Seventh Floor Gallery was designed by the original architect of the expansion, Gary Cunningham of Cunningham Architects, in collaboration with Rick Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and former Director of the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition is sup-ported by The Dallas Morning News, WFAA and American Airlines.

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; preserves the Dealey Plaza National Historical Landmark District and the Kennedy Memorial; and provide audiences with the tools to navigate contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. For more information about this exhibit and The Sixth Floor Museum, please visit www. jfk. org or call 214.747.6660 or 1.888.485.4854.