This exhibition posits that Andy Warhol's color selections are deeply rooted in his relationship to the larger world. His seemingly endless and discordant color combinations speak to otherness, to a world of artifice and ornament where flowers, celebrities, drag queens, make-up, and coloring books are meant to be illuminated and made brighter than real life.
Outside the Lines will include prints, Polaroids, and photographs by Andy Warhol from the University at Albany Art Collections, as well as selected works from the collections of The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College. Sharing resources among five museums will allow each venue to develop and expand on themes related to their own Andy Warhol holdings, while providing joint programming and curriculum opportunities for the participating campuses. The respective exhibitions will be on view simultaneously during the spring and summer 2018 semesters.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987 is the definitive scholarly reference source for collectors, auction houses, libraries, curators, academics and art dealers. Andy Warhol spent his career working so prodigiously as to assure long-lasting renown. In the printmaking field alone, his output was prolific, and his appropriation of silkscreen as a fine-art medium forever altered the way prints look. This thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition of Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987 traces Warhol's complete graphic oeuvre from his first unique works on paper in 1962 through his final published portfolio in 1987.
More than 1,700 works are illustrated, an increase of 500 from the previous edition of the catalogue raisonné, and complete documentation is provided for each. New additions include a section focusing on Warhol's popular portraits, with documentation of prints that were related to paintings commissioned during the 1970s and 1980s, and a new supplement featuring prints and illustrated books from the 1950s, including the beloved 25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy. An essay by Donna De Salvo addresses Warhol's self-published books and portfolios from the same era. An extensive chronology of printmaking activity, a complete exhibition history, a selected bibliography and a greatly expanded appendix to published prints complete the book.