Like the Likeness

Long before the Bush administration put the portraits of the "most wanted" on decks of playing cards, Andy Warhol set off fireworks of his own with a mural of large-format "wanted" portraits that he intended to display at the 1964 World's Fair. The work, Thirteen Most Wanted Men, presented a group of tough-guy-felon mug shots. Fair officials were not keen on the mural — no sooner did it go up than it was painted over.

Warhol went ahead and made paintings of the men, and Most Wanted Men No. 12, Frank B. is among the artworks appearing at the new Portrait/Homage/Embodiment exhibit at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard). Along with featuring Warhol's style, the show explores the different approaches contemporary artists such as Chuck Close, Doris Salcedo, Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman have taken when representing individuals artistically. The opening reception for the exhibition runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 3, and the exhibit will be up well into next year (until Saturday, June 30). For more information call 314-754-1850 or visit www.pulitzerarts.org.
Wednesdays, Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 4. Continues through June 30

 
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