NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time.
His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair was deemed too edgy for the family friendly event. The mural, depicting mug shots of the New York Police Department's most-wanted criminals, was painted over just before opening day.
Now, 50 years later, the work is the focus of a museum exhibition on the very fairgrounds where the pop-art provocateur was infamously censored.
"13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair" runs April 27 to Sept. 7 at the Queens Museum. It includes never-before-shown archival materials, including the NYPD mug shot booklet.
The show goes on view Sept. 27 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.