The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Warhol Initiative News 6-25-15


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As They Are: Portraits by Mel Leipzig

July 16–September 5, 2015

Opening Reception Thursday, July 16, 6–9pm

Mel Leipzig has been concerned with the figure, painted directly from life, for over 40 years. As They Are: Portraits by Mel Leipzig focuses on the characteristic informality of his subject against a backdrop of architectural detail and highly skewed perspective. The paintings are at once disconcertingly familiar and unfamiliar.