"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."
~ Andy Warhol
This common phrase was famously uttered by Warhol back in 1968. Little did he know how correct he would be! While many people regularly use this phrase few know who actually said it.
Andy loved celebrities and many of his famous pieces actually focused on them as subjects. Come this April the Oklahoma City Musuem of Art will have the honor of hosting one of these works. Warhol: The Athletes features ten paintings of famous sports stars commissioned by collector Richard Weisman. A few of these great athletes include Muhammad Ali, Dorothy Hamill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Jack Nicklaus.
The exhibit opens Thursday, April 16th and ends July 12th at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Hope to see you there!