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Ronald Reagan leaves Washington today, but images of the retiring President by nearly 40 artists, including Andy Warhol and Red Grooms, continue on display in a new exhibit titled “Reagan: American Icon” at Bucknell University’s Center Gallery in Pennsylvania. The Reagan interpretations feature works done in the past eight years and range from flattering to critical. “It’s unprecedented that a President has had contemporary artists do this many images of him,” said Robert P. Metzger, the gallery’s director. The show includes two Warhol screenprints of Reagan in Van Heusen shirt advertisements published during the President’s acting days, and a mock wooden toy by Red Grooms showing Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev standing on a missile connected to four wagon wheels titled “Nuclear Nuts.”


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