BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART IN LAS VEGAS
EXTENDS “WARHOL OUT WEST” THROUGH JANUARY 2, 2014
Popular Exhibition to Debut Additional Works From
Artist’s Advertisement Series Beginning August 1
Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame sustains in Las Vegas as Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) announces the extension of its current exhibition, “Warhol Out West,” through January 2, 2014.
The only comprehensive Warhol collection in the United States (outside of his namesake museum in Pittsburgh), “Warhol Out West” at BGFA also will add works from the iconic artist’s advertisement series beginning August 1. These works from 1985 include “Mobil,” “Life Savers,” “Blackglama (Judy Garland)” and “Volkswagen.”
“Since its opening in February, ‘Warhol Out West’ has welcomed visitors from around the world and across all generations,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of BGFA. “We’ve had an incredibly positive response and want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to see this unique collection, which spans Warhol’s multifaceted career.”
Organized in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this collection is centered around the pioneering artist’s depiction of all things Western. “Warhol Out West” features 56 of Warhol’s works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, screen prints and wallpaper. Exhibits include Warhol’s 1960s Pop paintings of celebrities and consumer products; the 1980s advertisement series; the beloved “Double Elvis” painting; and his rarely seen “Cowboys and Indians” series.
One of the most influential artists in the visual art movement known as Pop Art, Warhol based his creative depiction of celebrity, advertisements, comic books and brand products within the realm of popular culture.
Tickets are $16 for general admission; $13 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $11 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. Tickets and information are available by calling (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or online a tbellagio.com. Audio tours are included in the price of admission and complimentary docent tours are available daily at 2 p.m.
BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing.
About Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Located at the heart of the elegant Bellagio Resort & Casino, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Las Vegas’ premier exhibition space – where great art goes on vacation. Since opening in 1998, the gallery has presented exhibitions of artworks and objects drawn from internationally acclaimed museums and private collections, including “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light,” “Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form,” “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends,” “American Modernism,” “The Impressionist Landscape: From Corot to Van Gogh,” “Fabergé: Treasures from the Kremlin” and “Picasso Ceramics.”
About The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The Warhol has an extensive traveling exhibitions program, loaning Warhol’s artwork to museums around the world. Since 1996, exhibitions organized or co-organized by The Warhol have been seen by over nine million people in 36 countries. Further information about Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Museum is available via warhol.org.