Although Andy Warhol was the last of the major Pop artists to have a New York gallery show (1962 at the Stable Gallery), he soon became the dominant figure in the movement. His prior experience as one of the most successful commercial graphic designers in New York led him to lift images directly from popular culture, transforming them in color and scale. By 1965 Warhol announced his retirement from painting, a short-lived retirement, but from then on shifted to a more romantic focus on the world of glamour, wealth, and fame in his art. We will establish his beginnings in the New York art world of the 1960s and the evolution of his identity as an icon of New York celebrity and chic.
Frank Herbert, Adjunct Professor of Art and Instructor of Film Studies and American Sign Language at Longview High School.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm
215 E. Tyler Street