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UA Myers School of Art receives gift of large Warhol prints

05/02/2014

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Art student Stevie Tanner examines the prints donated this spring to The University of Akron's Myers School of Art by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Tanner, who graduated from Oberlin High School and resides in Akron, graduates this month from UA.


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has donated six large prints, each created by Andy Warhol, to the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron.

Each print measures more than three feet across. The subjects include flowers, a truck, and portraits of Hans Christian Anderson and Sitting Bull, as well as Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland from Warhol’s Reigning Queens series.

The prints are considered to be “out of edition,” which means they are not intended to be sold on the market as part of a limited edition, and instead have been designated for research and educational purposes.

Like other works from UA’s permanent collection, the prints are available for viewing by students, faculty and the public. The donated works include:

  • Flowers, 1970, screen print on paper, 38 x 38 inches
  • Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) (Queen Margrethe), 1985, screen print and diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board, 39 3/8 x 31 12 inches
  • Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) (Queen Ntombi), 1985 screen print and diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board, 39 3/8 x 31 12 inches
  • Truck, 1985, screen print on Lenox Museum Board, 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches
  • Hans Christian Andersen, 1987, screen print on Lenox Museum Board, 40 x 40 1/8 inches
  • Sitting Bull, 1986, screen print on Lenox Museum Board, 36 x 36 inches

Learn more about the Myers School of Art.


Media contact: Cyndee Snider, 330-972-5196 or cyndee@uakron.edu.

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Wearing archival gloves, graduate student Ted Mallison carefully unpacks the Warhol prints donated to the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron. Mallison, of Akron, works in UA's Emily Davis Gallery as part of his studies in UA's Arts Administration Program. Looking on are faculty member Laila Voss and UA students studying printmaking.