Palm Springs, CA
Andy Warhol harnessed the power of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, and disaster to create his iconic Pop Art—and the foundation of his extraordinary career was in printmaking. This retrospective encompasses over 250 works on loan from Schnitzer’s comprehensive collection, and establishes Warhol’s graphic production as it evolved over four decades. The exhibition explores his nearly singular use of the silkscreen process, which established Warhol as a creative provocateur.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, the accompanying volume, Andy Warhol: Prints: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, explores printmaking as the vital artistic practice it was for Warhol. "I’m for mechanical art,” said Andy Warhol (1928–87). “When I took up silkscreening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.” In their fascination with popular culture and provocative subverting of the difference between original and copy, Warhol’s prints are recognized now as a prescient forerunner of today’s hyper-sophisticated, hyper-saturated and hyper-accelerated visual culture.
Organized chronologically and by series, Andy Warhol: Prints establishes the range of Warhol’s innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of four decades, with a particular focus on Warhol’s use of different printmaking techniques, beginning with illustrated books and ending with screen printing. Includes approximately 250 of Warhol’s prints and ephemera from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, including iconic silkscreen prints of Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe.
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