Art, Image, and Warhol Connections

March 16 - August 3, 2008

Art, Image, and Warhol Connections presents works by seven artists who directly respond to Andy Warhol or employ techniques often associated with Warhol’s oeuvre. This exhibition is on view in the contemporary gallery of the Museum’s permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.

Warhol and themes central to his practice — such as current events, consumer culture and the superstar — are seen reflected through 26 works by a multi-generational group of seven artists. In the 1960s and 1970s, Shahn, Wayne and Katz developed new ways to portray the public personas of private individuals. In the 1990s, artists such as Kass, Rolston and Sperber cast a critical yet admiring eye on Warhol to address his omissions and limitations. Emerging painter Abshalom Jac Lahav elaborates and subsumes subjects of Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century in his own ongoing portraiture project. Directly or indirectly, these artists extend and transform Warhol’s legacy. Art, Image and Warhol Connections is on view concurrently with the exhibition Warhol’s Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered and is on view in the contemporary gallery of the Museum’s permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.

Artists

  • Deborah Kass
  • Alex Katz
  • Abshalom Jac Lahav
  • Adam Rolston
  • Ben Shahn
  • Devorah Sperber
  • June Wayne