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Cuero celebrates Warhol

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

For such a small community, big things continue to take place in Cuero. The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum are part of what makes the town unique, and that will be showcased with their newest exhibit: Cuero Celebrates Warhol, an exclusive exhibit featuring works from Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series, which he created just before his death in 1987. Bob Wade, John Nieto, John Moyers, Billy Schenck and Ira Yeager will also have artwork adorning CTHM’s walls from Oct. 11-Nov. 17.

Private collectors have provided the artwork in this exhibit. Museum chairman Robert Oliver noted that another smalltown museum in Cartersville, Georgia is currently hosting a large exhibit on Warhol. From there, it moves to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma then Tacoma, Washington.

“This is the first ever museum show to explore the full range of Western imagery Warhol produced and how his love for Western movies and the region shaped his ironic artistic commentary on how Americans mythologize the West,” Oliver said.

“Co-developed with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum, Warhol and the West is making its national debut at the Booth Museum in Georgia through the end of the year.

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