Marilyn and soup cans are part of our culture, but the Whitney Museum in New York presents Andy Warhol's broader and more complex vision, especially for the new crowd, at an exhibition on Monday.
In 32 years after his death, few people have already attacked the king of pop art. The king of pop art has already been the subject of hundreds of exhibitions and retrospectives.
In the past few months, the curator of the curator, Donna De Salvo, who has worked with the artist, has started the Whitney Museum, which specializes in contemporary and contemporary art in New York.
Donna De Salvo says that the last retrospective of MoMA in 1989, which was officially held on Monday, "dramatically changed our vision for Warhol, but it is an unanswered question."
"It is not easy to be surprised by one of the most recent artists," admits Adam Weinberg, director of the agency.
The museum, located on the banks of the Hudson River in the Meatpacking District, aims to seduce connoisseurs and lay people, an official said.
To this end, the museum's three-story exhibit embraces Warhol's entire career, from the beginning as an illustrator to the abstraction.
It will close on May 31, 2019 before going to San Francisco in May and Chicago in October.
– "An artist of our times" –
"Andy Warhol – A to B and Again Again" is a curator of all the dimensions of the artist (creator, painter, photographer, video producer, producer producer, interviewer) and even his exhibition .
Much of the installations that include more than 300 works are video-only, such as documentaries, experimental films, cultural programs, and silver hair ornaments used in advertising.
In addition to this multimedia dimension, the exhibition evokes Warhol as a permanent movement. The desire for experience, the inspiration of others, and his own seal.
"Warhol's themes, mass media, celebrity culture, business and political shows will shape our lives today rather than life," says Adam Weinberg.
The exhibition is made up of loans from more than 100 institutions and collectors, and a well-known political artist hides behind the aesthetic dimension.
The center of everything, the image and power of expression, the reflections made up by the advertising experience of the 1950s.
"Warhol is an artist of our time," says Adam Weinberg. "Especially in the midst of the self-camera generation, everyone is a star of their photography or film."
From his Campbell Soup to Macau Monroe and Mao Zedong, his real name, Andrew Warhola, is an icon of his day, constantly recording his life and work. – Even brand.
If the exhibition reflects his preferences for screen printing, vivid colors and renowned repetitive images, Warhol has never been tied up with this form of expression, even if it succeeds.
Evidence is that he has traveled not only with his film, Jean-Michel Basquiat, but also with his abstracts.
In 1978, I started the Shadows abstract series, which was deliberately stripped of pop images by the age of 50.
Whitney's exhibition to Adam Weinberg provides a new perspective on the work of this person in the constant study of light. "It's more complicated than I thought before, and probably a powerful Warhol."