Warhol gone wild

Andy Warhol and nature.

Seems incongruous, doesn’t it, that the wan-looking pop art pioneer in the white fright wig and sunglasses — known for large works inspired by advertising (such as Campbell’s Soup cans), modern urban life and popular culture celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe — would be in any way associated with the great outdoors. Who knew he even went outside, except at night?

But this artist was no stranger to Mother Nature.

And the proof is in “Warhol’s Nature” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a new exhibition that opened Saturday. It was created by curator Chad Alligood, who was co-curator of the museum’s “State of the Art” exhibition, which closed Jan. 19.

“Warhol’s Nature” is the first exhibit to explore this topic, he says. Most of the works are from the collection of The

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