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Here at the Azzurra building, where I live in Los Angeles, each residential level is dedicated to a different artist -- every floor is transformed into its own private gallery -- and my floor is dedicated to the works of Andy Warhol. Warhol's first one-man art gallery exhibition as a fine artist was here in Los Angeles on July 9, 1962 in the Ferus Gallery. That exhibition marked the West Coast debut of pop art.

It was during the 60s that Warhol began painting iconic American products such as Campbell's Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles, as well as painting celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Mohammed Ali, Elizabeth Taylor and others.

As a long time Andy Warhol fan (and collector: I have a Warhol "Wooden Nickel" print), I'm excited about this fall's exhibition of more than 100 Warhol works, called "Andy Warhol Enterprises", which will be on display from October 10th through January 2nd, 2011 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Congratulations to Max Anderson and his superb team for bringing this world-class exhibition to our city.


Image Above: "Andy Warhol Dollar Sign", copyright and all rights reserved by the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Video Below: Indianapolis Museum of Art lively video of upcoming activities at The Toby this Spring.

 


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