Andy Warhol prints arrive in Alabama for display in 2014 - WRBL

Andy Warhol prints arrive in Alabama for display in 2014

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -

Some rare works of art were gifted to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts gave 6 never before displayed prints created by the late artist himself.

The works of art are large screen prints on paper.

They were delivered to the Birmingham Museum of Art Thursday.

One print is called the "Red Lenin", and other prints included a skull, electric chair, and a hammer.

"These works are pristine and in the state they were coming off the press," said UAB College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Palazzo, Ph.D. "They have never been framed, let alone displayed, and were in the artist's possession at the time of his death. Given the nature of this gift, the works are essentially priceless. UAB is honored to accept such a gift that will doubtless interest and inspire many students in the future."

The prints are expected to be on display for the public in 2014, once the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is completed on UAB's campus.

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