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US firm donates Warhols to museum

US Steel Košice has purchased seven Andy Warhol original works of art for the Warhol Family Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, eastern Slovakia.
The original prints, along with three donated by the Central-European Foundation, constitute the complete portfolio Ladies and Gentlemen.
"It's a great boost for us, especially these days when the Minister of Culture treats us as a provincial institution," said curator Michal Bycko.


Schoolkids pack into the Warhol Family Museum of Modern Art.
photo: TASR

US Steel Košice has purchased seven Andy Warhol original works of art for the Warhol Family Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, eastern Slovakia.

The original prints, along with three donated by the Central-European Foundation, constitute the complete portfolio Ladies and Gentlemen.

"It's a great boost for us, especially these days when the Minister of Culture treats us as a provincial institution," said curator Michal Bycko.

Medzilaborce, population 7,000, is a ten minute drive from the village where Andy Warhol's parents were born. The museum, opened in 1991 after a visit by Warhol's brother, has never found consistent financing and is stuck, says Bycko, in a communist-era building with a leaky roof and too much empty space.

The seven prints were purchased by US Steel for $25,000, although their market value is around five times higher. With the new prints, the Warhol Family Museum of Modern Art has 27 Warhol originals in its permanent collection.

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