Press Release The Andy Warhol Museum Announces Regarding Andy Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Opening in February 2013
For immediate release
Monday, January 7, 2013
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
February 3, 2013 – April 28, 2013
The Andy Warhol Museum announces Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The exhibition features approximately 145 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films.
For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately 45 works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some 60 other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work.
Warhol’s interest in consumer goods, pop culture, appropriation, filmmaking, magazine publishing, and design is highlighted through the work of 60 artists including Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Christopher Makos, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman and more. The exhibition will be installed on floors 7, 5, 4, and 2 at The Warhol.
Shiner states, “Regarding Warhol is a first for Pittsburgh and The Warhol. Never before has such a world-class collection of masterpieces by the best contemporary artists of the past 50 years been assembled here, and we are thrilled to share these amazing works with our visitors. We are equally excited to show Warhol’s vast influence on contemporary artists and their work. Visitors to the exhibition will see first-hand how the artists included in the show reference, critique and celebrate Warhol in their own work, thus firmly establishing Warhol as the bellwether of the contemporary art world.”
Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, with major loans from the collection of The Warhol, Regarding Warhol will be installed throughout the museum and reveal Warhol’s extraordinary impact on contemporary art production. Eric Shiner, director, is the curator of Regarding Warhol at The Warhol. Mark Rosenthal, guest curator, Marla Prather, curator, and Ian Alteveer, assistant curator, department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art curated the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“PNC’s long-standing partnership with The Warhol reflects our belief in the power of the arts to strengthen communities,” said Donna Peterman, PNC executive vice president and chief communications officer. “As Andy is one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century, we are pleased to help bring Regarding Warhol, which explores the full extent of Warhol’s influence, to Pittsburgh.”
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of PNC.
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.