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First Thursday: Bruce Maurey, The 27 Club



Pop art icon Warhol died in 1987 after a routine gallbladder surgery, but had his first brush with death after being shot in 1968.

About the incident, Warhol reportedly said, "People sometimes say that the way things happen in movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen in life that's unreal."

Quick: Flip to the cover of this issue of Boise Weekly. Now flip back. The glam portrait of Warhol is the work of local artist Bruce Maurey. It's not the first time his work has graced the front page of this paper, and it's not the only portrait he has done of a beloved artist who left us too soon. Maurey's new exhibit, The 27 Club, "celebrates dead artists," many of whom died the age of 27 or shortly thereafter. Each painting has an augmented reality element, viewable with a smart phone and the Aurasma app (instructions at

Stop by the opening reception for The 27 Club, 5-9 p.m., with light refreshments by The Mode Lounge.

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