Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art in Las Vegas Debuts "Warhol Out West"

      Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art in Las Vegas Debuts "Warhol Out West"

New Exhibition Showcases 56 Works From The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 8, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Andy Warhol once said, "The idea of
waiting for something makes it more exciting." Now, the wait is officially
over as one of Las Vegas' premier cultural destinations, Bellagio Gallery of
Fine Art (BGFA) debuts today its highly anticipated exhibition, "Warhol Out

Organized in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this
pioneering collection is centered around the iconic 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.

"Our exhibit at Bellagio is the only comprehensive Andy Warhol collection in
the United States outside of his namesake museum in Pittsburgh and we
recognize what a tremendous honor this is for our city," said Tarissa Tiberti,
executive director of BGFA. "Everywhere you look in Las Vegas, you can see the
impact of Warhol's creative genius and it is remarkable how his life and art
continue to transcend generations."

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.

Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum, said, "We hope visitors to
the gallery think about the relationship of the images in front of them with
the landscape of Las Vegas, from the kitsch to the fabulous and everything in
between. As Las Vegas is key to understandingAmerica, there is no better
place than Bellagio for us to share our Andy Warhol artworks. Whether Elvis,
Liz, Campbell's Soup or a Brillo Box, Warhol's subjects represent America in
all of its many guises."

"Warhol Out West" is on view through October 27, 2013. 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 at 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.

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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," "Faberge: Treasures from the Kremlin" and "Picasso

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

SOURCE Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

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