Bellagio Gallery Extends Warhol’s Nine Months of Vegas Fame

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Warhol Out West, the exhibition celebrating Andy Warhol’s unique, pop-drenched sensibilities that opened in February, has been extended at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Originally scheduled to run through late October, it will be held over through January 2. Refreshing it during its longer stay beginning August 1 will be additional works from his advertisement series, created in 1985 and including “Mobil,” “Life Savers,” “Blackglama” (Judy Garland) and “Volkswagen.”

Organized in tandem with the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Warhol Out West is centered on the artist’s Western-themed works, encompassing 56 paintings, sculptures, photos, screen prints and wallpaper.

“Warhol is transcending time right now,” Tarissa Tiberti, the gallery’s curator/director, told Vegas Seven just before the exhibit opened. “With social media right now, things he was doing in the ’60s and ’70s are coming back again. He was ahead of his time, in terms of advertising and how people are trying to get the word out for whatever their agenda is. It’s fun to look at that again and put it into context for ourselves.”

Warhol Out West, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through Jan. 2, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, $11, $13 and $16, children 12 and under admitted free, 693-7871,

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