September 25, 2011–January 2, 2012
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Andy Warhol, A Boy for Meg, 1962, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, 1971.87.11
© 2011 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The rich headline motif will be traced through about 80 works representing the full range of its treatment in Warhol's practice—from paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculpture to film, video, and television. A major, yet previously unexplored theme that ran through Warhol's entire career, the headline encompasses many of his key subjects, including celebrity, death, disaster, and current events.
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is among the foremost American artists of the last century. Alongside Pablo Picasso, he is also considered one of the most important 20th-century artists in the world. Wherever one places him, Warhol's influence is indisputable. His visual vocabulary has become a part of the vernacular from which it originally derived. Even his purported 1968 statement "in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes" has become as ubiquitous as the 24-hour news cycle.
Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna, Rome, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt.
Sponsor: The Terra Foundation for American Art is the foundation sponsor of the international tour of the exhibition.
The exhibition in Washington is made possible by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art.
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Schedule: National Gallery of Art, September 25, 2011–January 2, 2012; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, February 11–May 13, 2012; Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna, Rome, June 11–September 9, 2012; and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, October 14, 2012–January 6, 2013
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