UAB kicking off 2024 with Andy Warhol exhibition

The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will open a new exhibition in 2024 focused on the works of the legendary artist Andy Warhol. AEIVA kicks off its 10th-anniversary year by revisiting one of its most popular exhibitions, featuring Warhol’s photographs, paintings and prints.

Warhol Revisited,” opening Friday, January 12, 2024, will pull from AEIVA’s impressive collection of original works by Warhol, along with loans from The Andy Warhol Museum and local art collectors.

Additionally, this exhibit will present a dynamic selection of works from artist Charles Lutz, whose infamous “Denied” series draws attention to the still-relevant complications involving production, appropriation, authenticity and the market value associated with Warhol’s work. Lutz’s hand-painted Warhol replicas address the confounding and complex topic of how value in various forms, including intrinsic, artistic, cultural, societal and monetary value, is assigned to works of art.

“Warhol Revisited” will open with a reception, free and open to the public, from 5-7 p.m. January 12. Also opening at AEIVA are the 48th annual Juried Student Annual Exhibition and works by Amanda Ross-Ho, “Untitled Inventory (Catalogue Irraisonné).”

The Andy Warhol Foundation in 2013 gifted to UAB nine never-before-displayed prints created by the artist, a significant addition to an earlier 2008 gift of Polaroids — for which Warhol was famous — bringing the total in UAB’s collection to 90, as well as 8-by-10-inch black-and-white prints. AEIVA presented the tremendous collection of major Warhol works of art in one exhibit, “Warhol: Fabricated,” which opened January 9, 2015. It was the first major show by an artist of global renown presented by AEIVA.

Warhol, a pioneering artist who worked in media ranging from drawing and painting to prints, photography, film and sculpture, died suddenly in 1987. He left the bulk of his estate to the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and specified its broad mission to be the advancement of the visual arts. His impact on the global arts scene is unparalleled.

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