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Warhol: Headlines

September 25, 2011 – January 2, 2012
East Building, Mezzanine and Upper Level, Northeast

Andy Warhol, A Boy for Meg, 1962, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine (C) 2011 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 1971.87.11

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 101 works by Andy Warhol were shown in this exhibition, which explored the artist's use of tabloid newspaper headlines and presented examples of his newspaper sources. Works on view were in a wide range of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, film, video, and television. Collaborations with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and David Dalton were among works on view. The exhibition was drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum, with loans from other public and private collections.

Molly Donovan, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art, presented the lecture "Warhol's Headlines: To Whom Does the News Belong?" on September 25. A public symposium, including lectures by Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow, professor of modern art and associate provost for the arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Jonathan Flatley, associate professor of English, Wayne State University; Neil Printz, editor of the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné; and Fred Tomaselli, artist, was presented on October 22. On December 4 John Hanhardt, Smithsonian American Art Museum, presented a lecture on "Time Frames: Andy Warhol's Film and Video." Concerts in honor of the exhibition were performed by the National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble on November 9 and by the Verdehr Trio on November 23.

Organization: The exhibition was 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. Molly Donovan, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art, was curator.

Sponsor: The Terra Foundation for American Art was the foundation sponsor for the international tour of the exhibition. The exhibition in Washington was made possible by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art. It was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 90,545 (100 days)

Catalog: Warhol: Headlines by Molly Donovan et al. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2011.

Other Venues: Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, February 11–May 13, 2012
Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna, Rome, June 11–September 9, 2012
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, October 14, 2012–January 6, 2013

Education Resource: Art since 1950

Warhol: Headlines Symposium
Audio, Released: November 15, 2011, (187:27 minutes)
Introduction to the Exhibition-Warhol: Headlines
Audio, Released: November 1, 2011, (42:57 minutes)
Press Event: Warhol: Headlines
Audio, Released: September 20, 2011, (31:29 minutes)