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Monday, 23 December 2013 17:32

Crystal Bridges Museum Acquires a Number of Works by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's 'Coca-Cola (3).' Andy Warhol's 'Coca-Cola (3).' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AK has acquired a number of works by Andy Warhol. The first acquisition, ‘Coca-Cola (3),’ was purchased at Christie’s for $57.3 million in November. It had previously belonged to a private collection.

The Crystal Bridges’ other Warhol acquisitions were gifts -- an early painting from the artist’s time as a student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and a book of 21 dye diffusion transfer prints, which are being donated to the museum by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

‘Coca-Cola (3)’ and the early painting will go on view alongside the Warhol works already in the Crystal Bridges’ collection on December 26. The prints will not be immediately exhibited. 

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