Over the long weekend this February I had the pleasure of getting to see the Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again exhibit currently showing at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC. I am a HUGE Warhol fan – his compositions, bright colors, subject matter, wit, and self-awareness all struck a chord in me as a young artist and my admiration for him has not waned into adulthood.
This exhibit takes you from his early career as a fashion illustrator, through surviving an assassination attempt, and into his works later in life. It was so fascinating to see the stages in his life where he turned to the macabre and had a poignant fascination with death, but also view the lighter comments on society’s infatuation with celebrity and fame. Regardless of his age, Warhol had a distinct ability to speak to current social issues.
I absolutely loved this exhibit! It runs through March 31, 2019 so hopefully many of you will have the opportunity to see it in person this spring. However, I would recommend reserving tickets beforehand so you can skip the museum entrance line and don’t get boxed out of a time slot (especially if you’re planning to visit on a weekend).
Here are some of my favorite works on view:
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at the exhibit and will be able to go if you’re in the New York area next month!