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|date_of_action=April 18, 1964
 
|date_of_action=April 18, 1964
 
|location=New York State Pavilion, Queens
 
|location=New York State Pavilion, Queens
|description_of_content=A 20-by-20-foot mural depicting the mugshots of the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962.
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|description_of_content='13 Most Wanted Men' was part of a prominent set of public commissions made for the exterior of the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, NY. For the piece, Warhol enlarged mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962, forming a chessboard of front and profile views. '13 Most Wanted Men' was installed on April 15, 1964.
The mural was inspired by a New York Police Department booklet.
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|description_of_incident=The piece was only visible for 48 hours. By order of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, it was painted over by Fair officials’ with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square.
|description_of_incident="Andy Warhol’s most celebrated period, during the mid-1960s, included his only public work: a vast 20 by 20-foot mural entitled 13 Most Wanted Men, put on display at the World’s Fair in Queens in 1964. The painting was only visible for 48 hours before it was destroyed, a casualty of political censorship." Observer, Maika Pollack • 04/30/14
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|description_of_result=Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural.
|description_of_result=It was covered with silver paint by order of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and, most likely, later discarded.
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When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square.
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Although the original version of the mural was destroyed when it was painted over, Warhol—who was given around $4,000 or, in his words, “enough to have it silk screened”—created canvases of the mugshots a few months later.
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|image=13 Most Wanted Men Mural.jpg
 
|image=13 Most Wanted Men Mural.jpg
|source=https://observer.com/2014/04/13-most-wanted-men-andy-warhol-and-the-1964-worlds-fair-at-the-queens-museum/, https://www.economist.com/prospero/2014/05/09/most-wanted
 
https://queensmuseum.org/2013/11/andy-warhols-13-most-wanted-men-and-the-1964-worlds-fair
 
 
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"This was a tumultuous period in the gay rights movement as the NYPD was cracking down on homosexual activity in the city." Observer, Maika Pollack 04/30/14
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[https://observer.com/2014/04/13-most-wanted-men-andy-warhol-and-the-1964-worlds-fair-at-the-queens-museum/ ‘13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair’ at the Queens Museum], by Maika Pollack, Observer, 04/30/14
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[https://www.economist.com/prospero/2014/05/09/most-wanted Andy Warhol - Most wanted. When "13 Most Wanted Men" was unveiled 50 years ago the organisers were so horrified they painted over it. This year the Queens Museum, New York, is making it their centrepiece], The Economist, May 9th 2014
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[https://www.warhol.org/exhibition/13-most-wanted-men-andy-warhol-and-the-1964-worlds-fair/ Fifty years ago, Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair], EXHIBITION: Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA: September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015
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[https://www.complex.com/style/2014/04/andy-warhols-scandalous-13-most-wanted-men-get-displayed-for-the-first-time-ever-at-queens-museum Andy Warhol's Scandalous "13 Most Wanted Men" Invade Queens Museum], Complex,  by Susan Cheng APR 16, 2014
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[https://queensmuseum.org/2013/11/andy-warhols-13-most-wanted-men-and-the-1964-worlds-fair 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair], Queens Museum exhibition, Apr 27 -
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Sep 7 2014
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[https://publicdelivery.org/andy-warhol-thirteen-most-wanted-men/ ANDY WARHOL’S SCANDALOUS MURAL WAS DESTROYED WITHIN DAYS]

Latest revision as of 14:13, 3 January 2019


13 Most Wanted Men Mural.jpg

Artist: Andy Warhol

Year: 1964

Date of Action: April 18, 1964

Region: North America

Location: New York State Pavilion, Queens

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Installation, Public Art

Confronting Bodies: Governor Nelson Rockefeller

Description of Artwork: '13 Most Wanted Men' was part of a prominent set of public commissions made for the exterior of the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, NY. For the piece, Warhol enlarged mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962, forming a chessboard of front and profile views. '13 Most Wanted Men' was installed on April 15, 1964.

The Incident: The piece was only visible for 48 hours. By order of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, it was painted over by Fair officials’ with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square.

Results of Incident: Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural.

Source:


‘13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair’ at the Queens Museum, by Maika Pollack, Observer, 04/30/14

Andy Warhol - Most wanted. When "13 Most Wanted Men" was unveiled 50 years ago the organisers were so horrified they painted over it. This year the Queens Museum, New York, is making it their centrepiece, The Economist, May 9th 2014

Fifty years ago, Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, EXHIBITION: Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA: September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Andy Warhol's Scandalous "13 Most Wanted Men" Invade Queens Museum, Complex, by Susan Cheng APR 16, 2014

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair, Queens Museum exhibition, Apr 27 - Sep 7 2014

ANDY WARHOL’S SCANDALOUS MURAL WAS DESTROYED WITHIN DAYS