Artisphere to Feature Andy Warhol Installation

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013  |  Updated 9:34 AM EDT
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Artisphere to Feature Andy Warhol Installation

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Andy Warhol's ``Silver Clouds'' creation is coming to the Artisphere arts center in Arlington, Va.

On Wednesday, Artisphere is announcing an exhibition of 150 of Warhol's ``clouds'' in a free show planned for September and October. The installation is being loaned by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Warhol first exhibited ``Silver Clouds'' in 1966. It was the product of Warhol's collaboration with electrical engineer Billy Kluver from Bell Labs, combining art and technology. It began as an idea for a ``floating light bulb.'' Warhol ended up making helium-filled clouds from material at Bell Labs.

Artisphere is launching a crowd-funding campaign to raise $10,000 to support the exhibit.

``Silver Clouds'' opens Sept. 12 in Arlington, Va. Artisphere says this is the first time it's been shown in the Washington area.

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