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Warhol works coming to Florida resort

Warhol works coming to Florida resort
13 Jan 2014

Art fans should think about booking cheap flights to the Floridian resort of St Petersburg-Clearwater to experience an exhibition of Andy Warhol artworks that are going on display this spring. 

The iconic Dali Museum is playing host to 'Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality', a collection of  35 paintings, 20 drawings, 50 photographs and a selection of films by the world-famous American artist on loan from the Warhol Museum in Pennsylvania.

Items on display will include portraits of artists and celebrities that he worked with, such as a vibrant blue silkscreen of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and '15 minutes of fame', a screen test enabling visitors to capture, save and share a minute-long film of themselves online. 

There's plenty of time to catch the exhibition as it will run from 18 January to 27 April 2014.

'It's important for the Dali Museum to present works from other artists, especially those that relate to Salvador Dali like Andy Warhol,' commented Dr Hank Hine, executive director. 

'Both artists were adept at experimenting with new forms and bringing new media into their art, such as video.'

Although Florida is known as a beach and theme park destination, it has a number of top art museums:

Dali Museum, St Petersburg-Clearwater

Home to the largest collection of Salvador Dali artworks outside his native Spain, including eight of his so-called masterworks and almost 100 oil paintings. 

The building itself is a work of art - featuring a bubble comprising 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels. 

Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale

Nova Southeastern University's 6,000-work permanent collection includes works by pioneering American painter William Glackens and the 'Cobra' group of avant-garde European artists.

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

The state art museum of Florida, the Ringling features an art museum, historic mansion, circus museum and theatre, and honours the memory of its founders, circus entrepreneur John and his wife Mable. 

Ringling was one of America's richest men when he built his Sarasota mansion in the 1920s. ADNFCR-408-ID-801681381-ADNFCR

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