Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede

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September 19, 2014 — January 18, 2015





Art Meets Fashion

Lecture: Valerie Steele

Lecture + Book Signing:
John Waters

Yoga + Gallery Talk

Tandem Gallery Talk:
Sara Marcketti and
Laura Burkhalter

Tandem Gallery Talk:
Teri Toye and
Gilbert Vicario

Lecture + Book Signing:
Lesley Frowick and
Gilbert Vicario

Fashion Film Series

Weekend Drop-In Tours


Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede
explores the creativity and friendship between two of
the most iconic figures of contemporary American fashion and art. Organized by The Andy Warhol
Museum, Pittsburgh, Halston and Warhol will consist of original paintings, works on paper, clothes,
and ephemera by the two men. Many of the Warhol works in the exhibition were donated to the
Art Center by Des Moines native Roy HalstonFrowick (1932-1990), and will explore the dynamic
of their friendship through their mutual love of celebrity, design, and beauty. After opening at
The Andy Warhol Museum, this major exhibition will travel to the Des Moines Art Center before
embarking on a national itinerary. The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication edited
by Eric Shiner, director of The Warhol Museum.


Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede. This exhibition has been organized by
The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Local support for this exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Arts,
Wells Fargo, Cynthia O'Brien and Mike Fitzpatrick, and Faegre Baker Daniels

Image: Halston, for Bergdorf Goodman, Pillbox Hat, early 1960s, © The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation