By Alexander Mason Hankin | November 29, 2018 |
Andy Warhol is, in many ways, one of the most recognizable and iconic artists of the Pop Art movement. His subject matter is highly relatable, drawing in audiences of many different levels of art appreciation.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is currently celebrating the Warhol with Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again, an expansive and comprehensive exhibit that has been on display across the United Statessince 1989. Many of his iconic works can be found throughout the expansive three-floor exhibit, including paintings and prints of Coca-Cola bottles, Jackie Kennedy, Mao, interview magazine covers, and so much more. In total, there are more than 350 pieces to view.
The portrait room, located on the first floor of the venue, features more than 80 portraits of notable faces including Dolly Parton, Truman Capote, Steve Rubell, and Debbie Harry, just to name a few. These pieces were done between 1968 to 1987, and are as well-known as ever.
One of the more personal works in the exhibition, Camouflage Last Supper relates to Warhol’s struggle with his Catholic upbringing and his own sexuality. The work itself is a large scale print of Di Vinci’s last supper with a camouflage pattern strewn across it, which came from a swatch of fabric Warhol had found. One of his last pieces, it was not seen until after his death in 1987.
Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again. Now through March 31, 2019.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., NY, NY; 212-570-3600