Posts tagged ‘Monument’

March 30, 2011

Warhol statue for Union Square NYC, Wow!

by Accidental Bear

Andy Warhol Monument to be Unveiled in NYC’s Union Square Today

Visual artist Rob Pruitt will be unveiling “The Andy Monument”, a statue commemorating pop artist and icon Andy Warhol, today at 6 pm in NYC’s Union Square.

By RICH CALDER @ New York Post

Washington. Lincoln. Ghandi … and now Warhol.

A massive monument honoring Andy Warhol – the late, great Father of Pop Art — will be unveiled today at a new pedestrian plaza in Union Square.

The nearly 10-foot-tall statue by visual artist Rob Pruitt will set up outside a building at Broadway and 17th Street that housed the final rendition of Warhol’s legendary “Factory” from 1973 to 1984.

Warhol and his contemporaries previously produced silkscreen paintings, magazines and other works out of a site a block away from 1967 to 1973. The original Warhol “Factory” on E. 47th Street operated from 1962 to 1967.

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