Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Martha Graham via Andy Warhol

Posted By on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:51 AM

As I type this, I'm writing the first draft for an article on the upcoming performance by the venerable Martha Graham Dance Company at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Graham, considered by Time magazine to be the dancer of the 20th century, performed with her company back when the FAC opened its doors in 1936, so as part of the institution's 75th birthday celebration, the company will return for a one-night-only performance on April 19.

Anyway, in a day filled with research about Graham (and just another in a series of days spent reading about her), I was delighted to find this in my mailbox:

That's Graham, with her signature makeup and hairdo. This photograph is now on display at the CU Art Museum in Boulder as part of its Highlights of the CU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program Gift, a collection of 156 photographs taken by Andy Warhol. The Polaroids and silver gelatin prints feature celebrities, athletes, singers, friends and anonymous models.

One hundred and twelve of these images are in the galleries, and will be up through June 25.

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