Do you like Andy Warhol? I sure do. He is by far my favorite artist (living or dead) and it always seems like, even when I think I have seen all of his works, there is something new to discover.
Yesterday I visited a crazy fun exhibit which just opened at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, called Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop, which is on loan from the Bank of America Collection. While I was familiar with most of these very famous prints, there was an entire series on Endangered Species, which I didn’t even know existed. It’s a bonus that not only do you get to see a ton of great art, but you get to see it in the historic Samuel Tilden Mansion, where the Arts Club is headquartered. And that is pretty sweet.
Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop features selections from Andy Warhol’s forty-year span of work in the art of photographic silkscreen printmaking. While many of the works were made in the 1970s and 1980s, their subject matter — iconic people, trends and issues — reflects Warhol’s decades-long process of mirroring popular American culture. Warhol transforms photographic imagery, from the rather mundane still lifes of fruits to portraits of comic characters and endangered species, through color, design, form and multiples. Due to the infinite possibilities of printmaking, Warhol’s portfolios contain a vast array of techniques, ranging from collage and drawing to the use of diamond dust and color variation.
Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop, which runs through November 4th, 2021, is free, but you have to reserve a time to visit at This Link!
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