Press Release The Warhol announces Over The Rainbow, a new mural by artist Typoe
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The Andy Warhol Museum announces Over The Rainbow, a new mural by artist Typoe.
The site-specific mural, on an exterior wall of the museum facing Rose Way, is inspired by Pop Art, memento mori and Froebel Gifts, colorful blocks that encourage children to make connections in their learning and experimentation.
“This mural is an opportunity to engage the public with a selection of playful forms and allow room for individuals to discover and interpret the composition,” says Typoe. “With Froebel’s gifts, children stack and align blocks within a zone of uninhibited play; with Over The Rainbow, the general public can exercise their imagination through unbridled viewing. I hope that all who visit The Warhol are welcomed by these fields of color and leave having experienced their own journey in form.”
Based in Miami, Typoe is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice plays upon the constant tension between dark and light subject matter. He has participated in gallery and museum shows around the world and exhibited his work in Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Basel. Typoe is cofounder and Creative Director of PRIMARY, an art collective and gallery in Miami.
“Conceptualizing an outdoor commission created the perfect opportunity to invite and engage with a celebrated Latinx artist who has not exhibited in Pittsburgh but is also inspired by the life and legacy of Andy Warhol,” said José Diaz, chief curator. “This mural allows our curatorial programming to extend beyond our walls and will lead to additional projects in the future.”
The Warhol will present a free public celebration to unveil the mural – with the artist on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 6 –10 p.m. with music by Jesse Ley of Diamond Life and a cash bar. The museum will be open to the public until 10 p.m. and will offer half-price admission beginning at 5 p.m. as part of Good Fridays.
Over The Rainbow is organized by José Diaz, chief curator.
Over The Rainbow has been made possible with the generosity of the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.
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Typoe works on Over The Rainbow, photo by Sean Carroll