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Scene: Pop Art... Switching It Up...

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WWD MAGIC issue 02/17/2009

POP ARTS

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s newest exhibit, “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol & Friends,” offers a different kind of sensory stimulation than Las Vegas is typically known for. The collection offers up a combination of large-scale paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Pop Art and minimalist icons Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and others from the vibrant era of the Sixties and Seventies.

Organized in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the exhibit is part of BGFA’s transition away from traditional 19th- and 20th-century collections and marks the gallery’s first foray into modern art. Do-not-miss works include Frank Stella’s “Sabra III” (1967), Roy Lichtenstein’s “Mirror” (1976) and Sol LeWitt’s “Floor Piece #4” (1976).

“Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol & Friends” at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-693-7871; bellagio.com/amenities/gallery-of-fine-art.aspx. Open Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

— Sara Lerner

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