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Thursday, September 01, 2011
Andy Warhol For The 12-And-Under Set

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How many paintings did Andy Warhol create “especially for the 12-and-under set?” 80.

From Time Out New York Kids:

Welcome to the 92nd Street Y Children’s Warhol Festival, the centerpiece of which comprises 80 Andy Warhol paintings made especially for the 12-and-under set. “We’ve never done anything like this with an artist of this stature,” says Robert Gilson, director of the 92nd Street Y School of the Arts. “Andy Warhol is very much in the public consciousness, but people—particularly children—never get to see this side of him.”

Warhol created the works at the request of his art dealer, who had two young children, and they were exhibited in Zurich in 1983. As was done at the original event, the works will hang just a few feet off the ground, making it easy for kids to examine the whimsical paintings of a robot, a mechanical bear, and various animals, cars and boats.

Read more at Time Out New York Kids.

The 92Y Children’s Warhol Festival begins September 6 with the Warhol: Paintings for Children exhibit.

As well, workshops will take place at different dates during the month, and every Saturday and Sunday will host a Drop in Silkscreen Studio. All events are free. More info at 92Y.org/WarholFestival.

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