The Whitney Museum of American Art is hosting a massive retrospective showcasing four decades of The King of Pop Art, Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again, the first Warhol exhibition organized by a U.S. institution since 1989, will be open November 12, 2018 through March 31, 2019.
Along with an array of silkscreen portraits depicting various celebrities and socialites, the exhibit will also showcase the artist’s paintings, prints, drawings, video and photographs. A selections of videos from his 16-mm film oeuvre will be on display in a black-box gallery and a theatre at the museum. The exhibition traces Warhol’s beginnings as a commercial illustrator and artist in the 1950s all the way through to his prolific use of technology, photography, and serial formats.
While easily one of the most instantly recognizable pop artists of all time, exhibition curator Donna De Salvo hopes that the exhibition will prove intriguing to the younger generation. “In an age of Instagram and so many other social media platforms, Warhol’s famous statement ‘everyone will be famous for 15 minutes’ – which is probably now 15 seconds – rings incredibly true,” said De Salvo.
With more than 350 works, this will be the largest show that the Whitney has ever devoted to a single artist in its Gansevoort Street building. The show celebrates the entire range of Warhol’s art, including his iconic still-life’s, historical appropriations, and even his poorly received abstract camouflage paintings.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is located on 99 Gansevoort Street, in New York, New York. For more information on the upcoming exhibit, or to purchase tickets, visit whitney.org.