Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Written by Guest Blogger Madeline Rudin

Elevated by his extensive resume and his “Prince of Pop” reputation, Andy Warhol’s influence on the Art world has shown no signs of withering—and a new exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the documented proof.  The exhibit, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, highlights 45 of Warhol’s own pieces within a collection of 100 works by 60 independent artists who have been heavily influenced by Warhol and the pop-art movement.  Five separate sections capture the core of Warhol’s pivotal creative themes including,  “Daily News: From Banality to Disaster,” “Portraiture: Celebrity and Power,” “Queer Studies: Shifting Identities,” “Consuming Images: Appropriation, Abstraction, and Seriality,” and “No Boundaries: Business, Collaboration, and Spectacle.”  In each section, a variety of works are shown in conjunction with one or more of Warhol’s signature pieces, creating a conversation that transcends time and enhances the viewing experience of each singular piece of art.  Running from September 18th through December 31st, and curated by Marla Prather and Mark Rosenthal, the show includes works by Ai Wei Wei, Jeff Koons, Karen Kilimnik, Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others.  Almost 26 years after his death, Warhol is still in the prime of his fame, and time is on his side.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Nine Jackies, 1964. Above: Self-Portrait, 1967

Icebox, 1961.

Flowers, 1964.

Francesco Vezzoli (Italian, born 1971). Liza Minnelli, 1999.

Nan Goldin (American, born 1953). French Chris on the Convertible, NYC, 1979.

Alex Katz (American, born 1927). Lita, 1964.

Now on view at the Met through December 31.