It has been too long since I last posted. My apologies. All is going well; I am happily creating new masterpieces in the studio.
On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania I finally got to visit the Andy Warhol Museum! I have been trying for years to go but the few times I have found myself in Pittsburgh, the museum has been closed. As a Warhol fan this began to get very frustrating. But I persevered and a few weeks ago found myself on the corner of Sandusky and Isabella staring into the lobby with one of the huge "camouflage" portraits hanging! There was someting like 7 floors dedicated to Andy and his work. I saw some soup cans, skulls, portraits, movies, pen and inks, silver clouds, and most interestingly to me some of his college portfolio. I have read many books on Warhol, the man, and the artist...many things in the museum I have seen or heard before. There was one piece in particular that surprised me (and disturbed me just a little.) Andy Warhol was a hobbyist in the art of taxidermy! Cecil is a Great Dane that was literally stuffed by Andy and even stood guard at the entrance to Warhol's Factory in New York City and also was the subject of some of his paintings. Kinda weird, but kinda cool too! The museum did a great job representing the Father of Pop Art...can't wait to visit again!