Contemporary Art exhibition
15 Minutes of Fame
Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
On view through September 19, 2010
Lawrence Schiller, Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock, Los Angeles, 1962
Silver halide chromogenic print
Collection Orange County Museum of Art; Gift of James and Heather Carona
Photo Courtesy of OCMA
Featuring more than 175 works primarily from the significant collection of photography of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California. 15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol explores a diverse range of portraits from the 1930s through today. Since the beginning of photography, portraits have captured the well-known as well as the anonymous. With a title that refers to Andy Warhol’s famous prediction that everyone can have their own ―15 minutes of fame, this exhibition includes early modern portraits, photographs of artists and celebrities from the 1930s to the 1960s, photojournalistic images from the 1960s, and contemporary portraiture. The exhibition includes a participatory installation entitled Photo Op where visitors may take and post photographs of themselves in the gallery, becoming a part of the exhibition.
15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Karen Moss, deputy director for exhibitions and programs.