The Washington State University Museum of Art
has received six original prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
. They will be the largest Warhol prints in the museums permanent collection (up to 40 x 40 inches) and depict both mundane and recognizable pop culture references.
"These works add a wonderful new dimension to our holdings of modern art, said Chris Bruce, museum director in a press statement. Equally important, the gift provides us with an extra incentive for a successful campaign to build a new museum on campus so we can share such treasures with our audience more frequently.
The museum now has 174 works in its collection by Warhol. More than 20 years after his death, the artist remains not only a fascinating cultural icon but one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. The new pieces are representative of some of Warhols favorite subject matter, from an oversized liquor store receipt to a neon tinted portrait of Sitting Bull.
This is the foundation's second donation of Warhols art in the last three years.
The museum is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, open until 7 p.m. Thursday and closed Sunday.
-WSU News Release