Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again at Whitney Museum of American Art, November 12, 2018 – March 31, 2019
“Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989—reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century. This is the largest monographic exhibition to date at the Whitney’s new location, with more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time.” — Whitney Museum
“Everybody has their own America, and then they have the pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can’t see….And you live in your dream America that you’ve custom-made from art and schmalz and emotions just as much as you live in your real one.” — Andy Warhol, America, 1985
The exhibition is organized by Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, with Christie Mitchell, senior curatorial assistant, and Mark Loiacono, curatorial research associate.