Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede

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September 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Anna K. Meredith Gallery

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, Pittsburg in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Center, 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 Halston
Frowick (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.