WARHOL Gallery Adds Unexpected Dimension to Union Station’s Pompeii: The Exhibition

What’s more Italian than gorgeous works of art? Adding his own unique flair to the experience of POMPEII: The Exhibition, is none other than Andy Warhol. Thanks to a generous loan from the Bank of America art collection, three large-scale trial proofs from the late pop artist’s “Vesuvius” series are on display inside the exhibition, but only thru March 27th. Warhol’s vibrant and colorful interpretations of an erupting Vesuvius provide an iconic burst of color at the end of the dramatic and at times harrowing odyssey through POMPEII. Warhol created these works for a 1985 exhibition in Naples, Italy, inspired by the devastating Irpina earthquake that hit Naples in 1980. The Vesuvius showing was his last major exhibition prior to his death in 1987, and these original trial proofs – rare and priceless — reflect how the tragic eruption of 79 A.D. continues to inspire artists of the modern era. Even if you have already visited POMPEII, these breathtaking creations are worth going back for!

Don’t wait! Buy your tickets today! View the “Vesuvius” displays at no additional charge with your admission to POMPEII: The Exhibition!

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