The Dalí Museum Announces 2014 exhibit, “Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.”

November 7, 2013

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St. Petersburg, FL – (November 7, 2013) – The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida announces the debut of “Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” which will open Saturday, January 18, 2014 to the public and run through April 27, 2014.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928, Andy Warhol was one of the American artists most influenced by the legacy and model of Salvador Dalí. In the 1950s-70s, both Warhol and Dalí were highly visible in the New York art world. This was the period when Warhol was most productive and where he gained the most notoriety.

“Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” explores how Warhol learned from Dali’s public visibility and was equally attuned to the images derived from mass culture. “Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” considers Warhol’s little commented on engagement with other artists through his own painting, how he constructed an approach to the image in terms of celebrity and fame, and finally his treatment of painting and image in terms of human mortality.

The exhibit will include approximately 35 paintings, 20 drawings, 50 photographs and a selection of Warhol films, including screen tests. Works are on loan from The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. The Warhol and The Dalí museums are two of the largest and most renowned single-artist cultural destinations in the country.

“Our new exhibit will feature an important selection of works from Andy Warhol, one of the world’s most well-known artists,” announced The Dalí Museum’s Executive Director Dr. Hank Hine. “It’s important for The Dalí to present works from other artists, especially those that relate to Salvador Dalí, to highlight different perspectives while showing their unique connections. Working directly with The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh allowed us to collaborate and select specific works that will show Warhol’s impact on the art scene through his synthesizing of different media.”

The Warhol Museum opened in 1994 in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol’s birthplace. Seven floors house Warhol’s paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, films and screen tests, as well as books and other archives.
“What is unusual is the mix of materials including archival photographs depicting Warhol in the 1950s. You will see both photos of and by Warhol. There are portraits of dozens of artists and celebrities that Warhol worked with,” explained The Dalí’s Special Exhibitions Curator Dr. William Jeffett. “Visitors will find nine acrylic and silk screen paintings of Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, amongst many other works.”

In addition to the variety of paintings, prints, photography and films, a special film installation provides visitors their “15 minutes of fame.” A simulated Warhol screen-test is set to film visitors as they sit in front of the camera for about a minute. The installation harkens back to the film style Andy Warhol experimented with in his days at The Factory. Visitors will be able to capture, save, and share their “movie” online.

During the three months of the Warhol exhibit, a myriad of educational programs and special events – filtered through the themes of art, fame, and mortality – will allow the community to learn, explore, and be entertained by Warhol’s works and inspirations.

The Dalí
The Dalí Museum, located on the waterfront in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, FL, is home to the world’s most unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí art in the world – featuring more than 2,000 works comprised of nearly 100 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300 graphics, photographs, sculptures, and objets d’art.

The building is itself a work of art, with a free-form geodesic dome featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America – nicknamed the “Enigma,” it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront. The museum has attracted the world’s attention and is listed as one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime in AOL Travel News, amongst other distinguished awards.

The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727-823-3767, or

Permission to reproduce these images is granted solely for use in conjunction with media reportage and review of “Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” at The Dalí Museum from January 18, 2014 through April 17, 2014. All reproductions must be accompanied by the following caption: “© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.”

Any digital reproductions, including but not limited to websites and the internet, shall be low resolution with a resolution no greater than 72 dots per inch, with neither the length nor height of the image being greater than four (4) inches. The images shall not be available for download. The right to reproduce and distribute hereby granted is strictly limited to only the listed image(s), to only the above-described media reporting, and any further uses are strictly prohibited. The Jackie image may contain rights of personality or other attendant rights owned or controlled by third parties. It shall be the sole responsibility of the press to obtain any necessary rights, permissions, contracts, pay fees, etc., to secure such additional rights. The Andy Warhol Foundation does not represent or warrant that it can or is conveying any of the above described ancillary rights.

Self-Portrait, 1986
Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987 (artist)
Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987 (depicted)
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen; 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1998.1.821

Jackie, 1964
Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987 (artist)
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, American, 1929 – 1994 (depicted)
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1998.1.821

Skull, 1976
Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987 (artist)
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen;  72 x 80 in. (182.9 x 203.2 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1998.1.821