The photos and prints are being donated by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in recognition of its 20th anniversary. More than 28,000 of these works, valued at $28 million, will go to university and college galleries. Each gallery will receive approximately 150 photos.
The photos are expected to arrive at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis in January.
The foundation's goal for the donation to provide greater access to Warhol's work.