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Warhol’s Kennedy

from CBS 3 Philly

Kennedy Portrait Installed At DC Museum

BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press Writer 

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The National Portrait Gallery installed an Andy Warhol portrait of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Thursday in a gallery that has recently been converted to portray prominent U.S. figures who have died.

The silkscreen print by Warhol will be on view likely for several weeks, gallery spokeswoman Julia Zirinsky said. It’s part of the museum’s permanent collection and follows special installations of portraits of Michael Jackson and Walter Cronkite.

“People are caught up in the news of the day,” said chief curator Carolyn Carr, “and to see a portrait that we’ve got of a figure is a way of connecting events of the day to our collection and to our audience.”

The portrait is a memorable image of Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign.

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Posted on August 29, 2009 by Editor

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