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Warhol Works Planned for World's Fair Back on Display

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The Queens Museum is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair with a new exhibition.

The museum is featuring work from Andy Warhol, who was commissioned to produce pieces for the New York State Pavilion.

The executive director explains why Warhol's series of mugshots of the NYPD's most wanted ended up not making the cut.

"Exactly 50 years ago this week Andy Warhol put up these murals right near us in Flushing Meadows Crotona Park and it was a big fiasco, it was a controversy. Nelson Rockefeller and Robert Moses had these images painted out before the World's Fair actually opened," said Queens Museum Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl.

After the originals were covered, Warhol created another set, which Queens Museum curators tracked down for the exhibit.

Visitors can check them out starting April 27th.

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