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Regarding Warhol Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

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Self-Portrait, 1967 Acrylic and Silkscreen on Canvas 72 X 72 in © Courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts
Regarding Warhol Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
September 18th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012
Opening: September 18th, 2012 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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(212) 535-7710
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Sun-Thu 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-9

DESCRIPTION

Commentators on contemporary art have often claimed that Warhol is the most influential artist of the last half-century. No exhibition, however, has truly examined that assertion in depth. The exhibition is built around five broad themes ranging from vernacular subject matter to celebrity portraiture to issues of sexual identity. The presentation will include approximately 150 works of art in a broad range of media across five decades. A quarter of the selected works are by Warhol, and they will be juxtaposed with key examples by some sixty leading contemporary artists. The show will be arranged as a series of thematic vignettes, not simply to demonstrate Warhol's overt influence, but to suggest how artists both worked in parallel modes and developed his model in dynamic new directions.