Andy Warhol in Minneapolis
at Aria, 105 North First Street March 16-23, 2013 10am – 6pm, daily Free Admission
Aria is proud to host “Andy Warhol in Minneapolis” from March 16-23. It is the first Private Sales Exhibition in the United States for “Andy Warhol at Christie’s,” a partnership between Christie’s and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The week-long selling exhibition will make available to the public a curated group of more than 50 paintings, photographs, prints and works on paper by the Pop Art superstar, including a selection of works originally featured in Warhol’s last show in Minneapolis organized by the Locksley Shea Gallery in 1974. Highlights of the exhibition will include self-portraits by Andy Warhol, a screen print of Marilyn Monroe, and portraits of local socialites.
Of the 1974 show at his gallery, Gordon Locksley said, “When Andy Warhol came to Minneapolis, it was as if someone had picked up the entire New York art scene and, in the blink of an eye, transported it to Minneapolis. Minneapolis instantly became the center of the world.” Almost 40 years later, Aria is excited to recreate that memorable exhibit for the deeply creative community of the Twin Cities.
Please join us in experiencing the work of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and seeing how our beloved Twin Cities inspired many of his pieces. Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. All works are drawn from the collection of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s grant making programs.