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Adamar Fine Arts

January 11, 2011 17:06 ET

Adamar Fine Arts in Miami Showcases Warhol and Notable Pop Artists of the 1960s

Gallery Features Works From Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring Opening February 12

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Adamar Fine Arts, one of Miami's premier art galleries located in the heart of the Design District, is proud to announce a rare opportunity to view a collection of over 25 works featuring the most notable Pop artists of the 1960s. Rarely seen together in Miami, Adamar will feature a collection of works from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Keith Haring, Tom Wesselman and Donald Sultan. The show opens on February 12 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm as part of the celebration of the monthly Art and Design Night series in Miami. For more information please call 305.576.1355 or go to www.adamarfinearts.com.

Arguably one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, the exhibition features works from Andy Warhol's "Myth" Series, including Howdy Doody and Uncle Sam. The series represents pop culture icons, which shared more in common than fame, they became muses to another American icon: Andy Warhol. Prior to the Pop explosion, art was assumed to be something highbrow. Derived from popular culture, Pop art revolutionized the art scene beginning in the late 1950s and Pop artists loved the banal. From telephones to soup cans, what made things "Pop" was their every day flavor and familiarity. The world of Pop that engaged Warhol was distinctly "American," and reflected the burgeoning commercialism and vitality of the country. An added work comes from Warhol's famous Flowers series, which the artist showed at a sell-out exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York in 1964 and with Galerie Sonnabend in Paris in May 1965. This exhibition will display screen prints and original works from the artists valued in the hundred of thousands of dollars.

Owning a work by these influential artists offers significant value as an investment. The world of art and money have always been intertwined, each basking in the other's reflected luster. Today's millionaires are no different from the grand dukes and popes of the Renaissance or the merchant's of 17th century Amsterdam. They commissioned and purchased art to appreciate it, learn from it and to profit from it. The art market today has not changed -- we continue to buy art and view it for the same reasons. "Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art," a quote from Warhol, in THE Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

Debbie Carfagno -- Printmaker for Warhol
In the heavily male oriented environment, Debbie Carfagno, was the sole female print maker in Rupert Smith's print shop in Manhattan and Warhol lovingly called her his print "girl." Warhol engaged everyone -- from his studio assistants to the rich, famous and notable of the day -- within the Warhol world. People wanted to be near him: to hang out in his art studio, to commission him to paint their portrait, or appear in his magazine, Interview. On opening night, Carfagno will add a unique perspective on what it meant to work side-by-side with Warhol and interact with other members of The Factory -- the name for Warhol's studio in Manhattan.

About Adamar Fine Arts
Adamar Fine Arts is housed in the Design Building located at 4141 NE Second Avenue, Suite 107, in the heart of Miami's Design District. The gallery represents contemporary paintings, sculpture, photographs and installations by prominent local and international artists and has been in the Miami Design District for 25 years. Having been among the founders of the art revolution in Miami, Adamar Fine Arts has continuously brought quality contemporary art to the discerning collector. The gallery is open from Monday through Friday. Hours are from 12:00 to 6:00 pm and may be scheduled for appointment on Saturday. For more information please call 305.576.1355 or visit www.adamarfinearts.com.

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Haring Quad
Katz
Dine Robe
Howdy Doody

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