Rare and historic early photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, only such images known in existence, to be exhibited at San Francisco Fine Art Fair, May 19-22

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A rare glimpse into the working studios of Pop art giants, Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, two artists who shaped the direction of twentieth century American art. The historic Warhol and Indiana images with their iconic works were taken at the seminal point of their careers and lay in storage for over 4 decades. http://www.kiwiartsgroup.com

American fine art photographer William John Kennedy's exhibition of newly published photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana debuted during Art Basel/Miami Beach 2010 to rave reviews. Believed to be the only such images in existence, the photographs capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop art movement. After nearly half a century in storage, a select number of the nearly forgotten images were carefully chosen and have been published for the first time as a collection by KIWI Arts Group. The collection will be exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Fort Mason Center, May 19-22, 2011.

A short film, "Full Circle: Before They Were Famous," chronicling the images' journey from the days they were taken to the present will have its West Coast premiere during the fair. The short film features rare interviews with many of the principals of the story including Robert Indiana; Warhol Superstar, Ultra Violet; and poet/performer,Taylor Mead. Filled with revealing and at times funny personal anecdotes, the story offers a rare look into the lives and working studios of two key artists who influenced the course of twentieth century American art. The daily screenings are free to the public attending the fair. Film trailer- http://youtu.be/FVBkUScxVEo

With Pop's current dominance in the art world and the rising prominence of fine art photography among collectors, both the exhibit and the film have received wide praise from critics, art fans and film-goers alike at previous showings during Art Basel/Miami Beach 2010 and the 2011 Dallas Art Fair. According to Tom Austin in AOL/Paper (http://www.artbasel.aol.com) the short film's standing-room-only screening in Miami Beach was,"One of the best- and most surreal evenings-of Art Basel."

Included in the exhibition is a signed and numbered limited edition of Robert Indiana's, "American Dream No. 5." The monumental piece consists of 5 panels, each measuring 26.5"x 26.5" and is presented by the Wilderming Art Group.

KIWI Arts Group is a Miami based fine art photography publishing house featuring the work of American fine art photographer William John Kennedy. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, 2010, KIWI Arts Group's launched Kennedy's photography collection as the first stop in a multi-city international tour. The collection, complemented by guest artist exhibitions, is on permanent view at the KIWI Gallery, 48 NW 29th St., Miami, FL, 33127

KIWI Arts Group
48 NW 29 St. Miami, FL. 33127
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Booth 42. Fort Mason Center. May 19-22, 2011

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