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The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

June 6 - September 7, 2013

 The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again is organized and circulated by
The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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Enjoy this extensive selection of art works by the 20th centurys most compelling artist. The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again on view June 9 through September 8, 2013 in the Museum of Art.

The exhibition has 63 works of art, created at different points in Warhols career, including advertising; Campbells Soup Cans; celebrity portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Muhammad Ali, and Mick Jagger, among others; flowers; camouflage; Ladies and Gentlemen, and The Last Supper. The exhibition also features Warhols wallpaper with cows and his silver mylar balloon clouds.

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Flowers, 1964
offset lithograph on paper 23 1/8 x 23 1/8 in.
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh;
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society, New York

Because Warhol was an astute observer of social mores, his artwork at once captures and reflects the gloss of packaging and marketing has mushroomed in post-World War II America. That rampant consumerism continues to define the United States in the new century demonstrates the power of Warhols insight.


Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Cow, 1971
screen print on wallpaper
45 1/2 x 29 7/8 in.
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh;
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society, New York

The Prints of Andy Warhol presents Warhol as a canny observer of American popular culture. A working-class Catholic boy from Pittsburgh who became a successful graphic artist and then the toast of the New York City art world, Warhol understood like very few in his era the power of aspiration and desire in product packaging and marketing. From soup to politicians and movie stars, all imagery was fodder for his shrewd assessment; he elevated a collection of mundane soup cans into a minimalist-inspired grid and leveled the glamorous movie star head shot into a garish clown mask. The exhibition asks if this body of work is, as Warhol maintained, a portrait of America or an unblinking unmasking of American values.

Mary Murray, MWPAI Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, said Warhol He was at once the ultimate insider who observed everything as an outsider."

 

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
$ (4), 1982
screen print on Lenox Museum Board, 40 x 32 in.
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh;

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society, New York


Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987 (artist)
Electric Chair, ca. 1978
screen print on Strathmore paper, 18 x 24 in.
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh;

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society, New York


Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Self-Portrait, ca. 1967
screen print on plastic, 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 in.
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh;

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society, New York

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New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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