Andy Warhol has exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art. For decades, critics have observed this phenomenon but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations. Organised by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (closing 31 December 2012) with major loans from the collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Regarding Warhol is installed throughout the NY museum and reveals Warhol’s extraordinary impact on contemporary art production. The exhibition will continue onto The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh until 28 April 2013.
As part of the event cult film director John Waters will be giving a special talk. If you consider yourself a devout John Waters fan, then you won’t want to miss this incredibly unique opportunity to spend thirty minutes with the iconoclastic writer and director that William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash!” Here’s your chance to mingle with an intimate group of thirty people as Waters gives a gallery talk related to The Warhol’s exhibition, Regarding Warhol, Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, for which Waters narrated the audio guide for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Warhol museum and foundation, The collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; and 4,000 photographs. The film & video collection includes 60 feature films, 200 of Warhol’s Screen Tests and more than 4,000 videos. Exhibition prints of all Warhol films and videos are added to the collection as they are preserved. Also included in the collection are wallpaper and books by Warhol. The collection covers the entire range of Warhol’s work from all periods, including student work from the 1940s, 1950s drawings, commercial illustrations and sketchbooks; 1960s Pop paintings of consumer products (Campbell’s Soup Cans), celebrities (Liz, Jackie, Marilyn, Elvis), Disasters and Electric Chairs; portrait paintings (Mao), Skull paintings and the abstract Oxidations from the 1970s; and works from the 1980s such as The Last Supper, Raphael I-6.99 and collaborative paintings made with younger artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente.
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years Metropolitian Museum NY Until 31 December 2012
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years February 2 – April 28, 2013
The Andy Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky Street Pittsburgh, PA