Throwback to the #exhibition #ANDYWARHOL – FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN showed at the #WhitneyMuseum of #ContemporaryArt in #NewYork from November 2018 to March 2019.
ANDY WARHOL, yes I know, probably 99%, if not 100%, of the people interested in #art knows his name, knows his face and can recognize his work. But, it’s always good to see it again sometimes, and re-read its story because we cannot deny it; #Warhol has tremendously contributed to the advancement of art history.
This retrospective– the first organized by an #American institution since almost 30 years – was a great moment to re-discover the large variety of works the #artist has made through his career (#drawings, #paintings, #filming, #installations…) with very non-traditional art techniques for his time and most importantly the role he played. Warhol contributed to expand the artist’s role in the society.
He is such an American artist, really American at its core! His entire work gives a reflection of both the dark sides and upsides of our consumer culture, our love of objects and fascination for celebrity. And we can agree that his creation, his mind-set has been exceeding his time and will certainly exceed ours. Warhol leaves the image of a multifaceted genius, in turn controversial and adored.
Andy Warhol was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, and died in 1987 at the age of 59. He is one of the initiators of #PopArt. He started as a commercial #illustrator in the 1950s. He participated to many exhibitions and in 1964 opened the #FACTORY, a private #artists club. In his career, Warhol also became producer for the “Velvet Underground”, created a magazine, launched a TV show.