Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede

SEPTEMBER 19, 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, 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.

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

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