Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Farrah Fawcett 1947-2009

As well as being a cultural icon, Farrah Fawcett is one of a few Hollywood celebrity artists to have exhibited in public art museums. In May 2003 as part of a collaborative project with artist Keith Edmeir, she exhibited her sculpture in both the Andy Warhol Museum and LACMA in Los Angeles. For the exhibition Edmeir and Fawcett made sculptures of one another, hers bronze, his marble. (Running at the same time at the Warhol Museum outing was The American Supermarket examining the famous Bianchini Gallery show that included Billy Apple.) Fawcett was an art major at the University of Texas at Austin. You can see some of her sculpture and Andy Warhol’s portrait here.
Image: Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol