Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection
Nobody since Picasso has meant more to the course of art history than Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection is an important exhibition that includes his signature icons from his earliest paintings to his innovations in silkscreen printing. The collection features the most famous images in Pop art, from the Campbell’s soup can and Marilyn Monroe, pioneering works made in the 1960s, to the late, great Vesuvius series, made just two years before his death in February 1987. Warhol’s appeal is uniquely universal. He seized the powerful tools of media and advertising right then in his own moment and, with an artistic alchemy that never fails to astonish, he returned the Campbell’s soup can to the supermarket aisle with the new aura of an artistic masterpiece. Even in person, he was an otherworldly presence whose rapid-fire production and mass-media ubiquity left an impression of distance, the way the celebrities he portrayed seemed to come from another world. One of the many strengths of this deep dive into his career is the way it draws him more closely to us. This is an opportunity to become acquainted with a more personal genius, in part through the intimacy of his magazine and record album designs (precious archival materials), his hand-colored flowers and some of his earliest interpretations of the Campbell’s Soup can and Marilyn Monroe portrait. Theme and variations bring us closer to the mind in creation, as we watch a basic idea develop in the hands of the artist.
The Bank of America Art in Our Communities Program was established in 2009 in order to share the company’s art collection with the widest possible audience through more than 140 exhibitions at museums.
Seniors: $10 (62+)
Students with ID: $5
Children under 12: $5
Children under 4: Free
Museum Members: Free
Advance timed ticket entry is required, and tickets may be purchased here.
Location: The Mansion, 2nd Floor
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