Andy Warhol, “Camouflage” (1986). Via The Warhol.
Before going on national tour, the Milwaukee Art Museum will be showcasing the later works of Andy Warhol in an exhibition titled “Warhol’s Last Decade.” The exhibition promises to be the first United States art show to focus exclusively on Warhol’s last pieces. Containing around 50 works lent by private collectors and institutions including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the exhibition is divided into thematic sections like abstract works, collaborations, black-and-white ads, camouflage patterns, oxidation paintings, death and religion pieces, self-portraits, and Warhol’s Last Supper series. This exhibit is one of three shows with a focus on Warhol’s life and career. The others, which are currently on display, are “Andy Warhol: Pop Star” and “Figurative Prints: 1980s Rewind.”
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade
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Andy Warhol, “Self-Portrait” (1986). Via Chrysler.
In the final decade of Warhol’s life, the celebrity artist produced a great number of new paintings, which are larger than any others he created over the course of his 40-year career. Unlike his “Factory” production period, however, these paintings today represent an “extraordinary development for Warhol, during which a dramatic transformation of his style took place alongside the introduction of new techniques.” The Last Supper collection is the largest series of paintings Warhol ever created, averaging 25 to 35 feet in width.
Andy Warhol, “Arm and Hammer II” (1985). Via Art Net.
Andy Warhol, “Self-Portrait, Strangulation” (1978). Via National Galleries.
Born in August 1928, Andy Warhol was a prominent American printmaker, filmmaker, and painter. He was the leading figure in Pop art, a visual art movement which challenged traditional art by portraying mass-produced commodities like soup cans. Warhol frequented diverse social circles, becoming a widely recognized figure of celebrity proportions. He died in February 1987 from cardiac arrhythmia.
Andy Warhol, “The Last Supper” (1986). Via Art in the Picture.
“Pop Star” draws from the Museum’s collection, as well as those of local collectors, and features works from Warhol’s “Marilyn” and “Mao” portfolios. “Figurative Prints: 1980s Rewind” places Warhol in the context of his peers, featuring work from the collection by artists including Georg Baselitz, Richard Bosman, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Jörg Immendorff, Susan Rothenberg, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel. “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” runs September 26, 2009 through January 3, 2010 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Andy Warhol, “The Last Supper” (1986). Via Christie’s.
Andy Warhol, “The Last Supper” (1986). Via Art.com.
Andy Warhol, “Rorschach” (1984). Via Art Net.