15 Minutes in Des Moines: The Art Center Collects Andy Warhol

September 18, 2014 – March 8, 2015
Blank one gallery

Since 1971, the Des Moines Art Center has acquired 70 works by Andy Warhol, all through gifts or gifted funds. These works represent both noted series and individual works, ranging from the 1960s to the 1980s. Paintings, prints, polaroids, and even a Xerox are included. As an accompaniment to Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede, the Blank One Gallery will feature a selection chosen from the Art Center’s own Warhols. Building such a large and representative collection of the work of one of the contemporary era’s most influential artists has taken over forty years, and this exhibition celebrates not only the artist but the many donors who made this survey possible.

15 Minutes in Des Moines: The Art Center Collects Andy Warhol is curated by Laura Burkhalter, associate curator.

entirely unexpected