Andy Warhol’s prints of Queen Elizabeth II and Mao Zedong will hang alongside works by artists such as Fernando Botero and Barbara Morgan in a new exhibit at the George Washington University’s Brady Art Gallery titled Luminaries: Portraits from the GW Permanent Collection. The exhibit features six of Mr. Warhol’s prints, in addition to selected works from the gallery’s permanent collection that capture icons of dance, politics and film in prints, paintings and photographs. These works include notable artists from the GWU’s permanent collection — Clark V. Fox, Aline Fruhauf, and Joe White.
Opening reception: Feb. 11, 2015; 5-7 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Feb. 11, 2015-April 24, 2015
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery (second floor)
805 21st St., NW
The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information call the Brady Art Gallery at 202-994-1525 or visit http://www.gwu.edu/~bradyart/.
In 2008, the Brady Gallery received approximately 150 original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints by Mr. Warhol. The recent gift is part of the foundation’s yearlong push to show works previously unseen by the public. In addition to prints by Mr. Warhol — Luminaries includes portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Audrey Hepburn, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Groucho Marx, and political and cultural figures, such as Martha Graham, William Wilson Corcoran, Ulysses S. Grant, Sen. Edward Kennedy and, of course, President George Washington. These works include notable artists from the GWU’s permanent collection — Clark V. Fox, Aline Fruhauf, and Joe White.