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The seven Andy Warhol prints that UW-Whitewater was gifted arrived at the end of February from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York.  This foundation works to keep the visual art industry moving forward and provide an outlet for under-recognized work.

These seven prints are going to be in a permanent display in Crossman Gallery in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.  The seven prints are:

    • Reigning Queens (Royal Edition)(Queen Margrethe), 1985 photo 1625567_10151965523523963_975230137_n_zps018b214d.jpg
      • This piece is part of a collection that Warhol did of different queens.  This particular piece is unique because it has diamond dust on it that you can very clearly see.  Queen Margrethe is the Queen of Denmark.
    • Reigning Queens (Queen Ntombi), 1985 photo 1505532_10151965523493963_29108880_n_zps9a6e21a9.jpg
      • This piece is also part of the collection that Warhol did of different queens.  Queen Ntombi is the Mother Queen of Swaziland.
    • Truck, 1985

 photo 1653453_10151965523103963_757538051_n_zps69cd64c1.jpg

  • Cowboys and Indians (Annie Oakley), 1986 photo 15110_10151965523308963_1901608095_n_zps6e14a3fb.jpg
    • Annie Oakley was a sharpshooter and exhibition shooter in the late 1800’s which led to her role on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.
  • Cowboys and Indians (Kachina Dolls), 1986 photo 1505355_10151965523208963_1514805733_n_zpsa233402b.jpg
    • Kachina Dolls are figures that are carved by Hopi people to instruct people about katsinas, which are the immortals that bring rain and other natural aspects of the world.  These dolls were very popular in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
  • Sitting Bull, 1986 photo 1558400_10151965523273963_1104896924_n_zpscb3f5616.jpg
    • Sitting Bull was a tribal chief that led Hunkpapa Lakota people in the years of resistance to the United States government policies.
  • Camouflage, 1986 photo 400650_10151965523353963_766058549_n_zps75f2965c.jpg
    • Camouflage was part of a series that Warhol did after it was invented by artists for the military.  He changed the coloring for his pieces to take away the military aspect but still using the idea of hiding.

Michael Flanagan, Crossman Gallery Director, plans on having a showing of these prints at some point this summer.

For more information on the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts visit warholfoundation.org