Andy Warhol’s 13 Most Wanted Men and the 1964 World’s Fair
April 27 – September 7, 2014
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
Andy Warhol was an up-and-coming artist in 1964 when he sparked controversy by using images from an NYPD most-wanted criminals booklet on the exterior of the World's Fair's New York State Pavilion.
Originally installed on April 15, 1964 in anticipation of the Fair, the mural was painted over at the direction of Fair officials within a few days so that when the Fair opened to the public, only a large silver square was visible. From the original screens, the artist's only piece of public art, Warhol produced the 20 Most Wanted Men painting series, which form the core of this exhibit.
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