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Warhol at the Whitney

Warhol at the Whitney

13 Nov 2017

Whitney Museum to host an Andy Warhol retrospective, in November 2018

Andy Warhol, one of New York’s most iconic artists, will be embracing the ultimate commemoration at an upcoming retrospective in the Whitney Museum in hopes of changing the public’s opinion on the most famed Pop artist in the world.

The exhibition will be a macroscopic review of all of Warhol’s works and inspirations that have spanned throughout his career in the arts. 30 years’ worth of work will be displayed for the public to consider, reflect upon and perhaps even alter their perceptions on, to consequently develop a more sensitive take on the complexities of Warhol’s body of work.
Although it might be a challenge to move away from the very narrowed focus of his works, centred around the silkscreens of Campbell’s soup cans, Coke bottles, Jackie O, and Marilyn Monroe from the ’60s, the show will display a generous and copious body of work that pertain to different periods in his life and artistic interests, with works ranging from his beginnings as a “commercial illustrator in the 1950s, to his iconic Pop masterpieces of the early 1960s, to the experimental work in film and other mediums from the 1960s and '70s, to his innovative use of readymade abstraction and the painterly sublime in the 1980”s.
Donna De Salvo, the exhibition’s curator will focus on how the discovery of new research found on the artist speaks to new material, thus raising the inevitable question of what art would Andy Warhol have enlightened us with if he were to still be with us today? Who is Andy Warhol of the 21st Century?