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Week of June 29

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Andy Warhol, Little Red Book 188 (Peter Beard), 1971. Polaroid, 4 ¼ x 3 3/8 in. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation. 2013.914.i Images: Copyrighted by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Andy Warhol artwork.

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In celebration of Andy Warhol’s birthday on August 6th, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s Associate Curator Kate Kunau will be discussing the artist’s Little Red Book 118 from 1971. Throughout the 1970s, Warhol documented his activities and social milieu using a Polaroid camera. When he died in 1987, he left behind nearly 40,000 Polaroids, many of which he had sequenced and filed in red Holson Polaroid albums. These albums are called Little Red Books, a reference to the appearance of the albums and possibly also to Mao Zedong’s Little Red Book. The snapshots and portraits contained in the Little Red Books demonstrate the range of Warhol’s aesthetic interests, as well as his compulsive desire to collect and organize. Event Info

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T H I S  W E E K :

FRI 8 AM - Chad Michael Cox’s Art Hang, Ritual Cafe

FRI 5 PM - MAN IS VOX: Barracudae Black Medicine Comics

FRI 6 PM - LAST Grin City potluck at the Lacina Farm Grinnell

SUN 11 AM - Zinenomicon Little Woods

WED 12:15 PM - Andy Warhol’s Little Red Book 118 Cedar Rapids 

WED 5 PM - State of the Art Des Moines Flipped Art

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O P P O R T U N I T I E S

Roach Motel Zinefest Registration Sign Up for workshops/tabling

Iowa Arts Summit Register now

Viaduct Gallery: Artists Wanted - Jazz Festival Art Exhibit DEADLINE August 15

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