What makes a work of art any different than the thousands of images that enter our homes every day? Photographs, photocopies, prints, the internet, televisions, and cell phones; in a world of endless and easy reproduction, how does the artist create and challenge ideas around images, their value, and their impact on the audience who consumes them? Is the role of the artist more vital today? More valuable? More human? Has social media changed anything? Or is the conversation the same as when it began with the invention of film?
Join four artists whose works are featured in Images Unbound, to investigate these questions in a dynamic conversation featuring Anna Gaskell, Bobby Marines, Xavier Tavera, and Ignatius Widiapradja.
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
25 x 20 in.
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Roy Halston Frowick, New York, 1986.26