fineartsthen

Penn Libraries host a number of blogs including that of the fantastic Weigle Information Commons. Yesterday, Heather Glaser, Assistant Fine Arts Librarian, posted a fascinating piece about Andy Warhol’s 1965 visit to his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn, then located in the Fisher fine arts library. Mobbed by students and other fans, Fire Marshals had to cut through a wall in order to get him out of the building. A 1965 photo (left) of Warhol surrounded by students caught my eye and I thought the post might interest Unique at Penn readers. For more on Warhol’s visit as well as additional photos of the event from the libraries’ collections see Rachel Pastan’s “Checklist for the Prince of Pop” at the ICA Miranda blog.