Molly Reynolds is motivated as she comes face to face with Andy Warhol’s portraits. She says, “Seeing his work in person is inspiring in a way that this is what I’ve been studying, this is what I love to study and it’s great to add that final texture to it.”
Reynolds is an art history major at Gettysburg College. She says she’s proud her school is one of nearly 185 educational institutions, chosen to showcase Warhol’s original art.
She says, “It’s just great exposure, it’s inspiring to see an opportunity for the gallery.”
Senior, Lisa Del Padre says Warhol’s polaroids signify a modern artistic vision.
Del Padre says, “Fashion magazines! Especially the direction a lot of photographers are going today with washed out and white background but Andy’s time, it was not (like that).”
The work will be on display at Schmucker Art Gallery until the end of September. Yet, its value will remain an inspiration for the students.
Reynolds says, “It’s just exciting to have Andy Warhol at the Gallery, in my final year here.”
Del Padre says, “To know that Andy Warhol’s work was on the same as mine is kind of really special.”
Art Gallery director, Shannon Egen says in 2008, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts divided the photos and offered them to numerous school around the country, including Gettysburg College.