I. Love. Andy. Warhol.
…or should I say, Warhol’s work.
Andy Warhol’s work was oddly discovered by this impressionable girl back when I was a paying member of Columbia House’s “8 CDs For A Penny” club, well before my days of receiving free music from friends and colleagues who worked in the music industry, well before the days of Spotify and YouTube. I forgot to pre-select a CD of my choosing, so Columbia decided to send me Velvet Underground & Nico’s 1967 collaboration , aka the “banana” album.
I would later learn of Warhol’s professional background — first as a magazine illustrator, later as an artist in advertising and, more famously, as one of the leading figures of American Pop Art, dabbler of music producing, etc.
I became obsessed.
I repeatedly played the “Banana Album” years later, after I have actually become a working art director, as it had become my professional “soundtrack” whenever I had to concentrate on meeting a deadline. Postcard-sized reprints of Warhol’s visual art adorned my office walls and I often stared at them, wondering if Warhol ever burned the midnight oil during his stint in advertising or in the days leading up to Warhol’s various exhibitions of his works of art.
Nowadays, I keep one’s finger to the pulse of anything Warhol-related by scouring whatever local television news segment or public radio blurb, along with whatever the many local “things-to-do” blogs available shares such coveted information.
I was therefore very excited to hear that some of Warhol’s works were on display in nearby Malibu until April 3. What’s more awesome about this is that Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program comped the admission to view the Warhol artwork.
So when my husband asked me what I wanted to do on Valentine’s Day, guess what I said?
The family and I spent Valentine’s Day in Malibu together by enjoying a picnic lunch, followed by a visit to Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, ending the afternoon by walking the campus grounds and admiring the beautiful views that make Malibu an awesome place to visit.
Smiles for everyone for this perfect day!
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
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