Yesterday we talked about the not very well-known places in New York City, today though we’ll shift the focus to a gem that everyone has heard of – the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
One of the biggest museums in the world is paying homage to one of the most important and influential artists in the globe, Andy Warhol. The king of pop art’s far-reaching impact on contemporary art is what the new exhibition in The Met exposes.
Warhol knew how to make American art. He eliminated the filter between his various art forms and reality. Thereby exposing the materialistic, violent and implicitly erotic soul of the nation. And 25 years after his death he still appeals, even more largely now.
“Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” runs through Dec. 31.And it juxtaposes 45 Andy Warhol works with 100 works in various media by 60 artists inspired by him, that includes famous contemporary masters like Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.
The exhibition is divided in many sections that explore different facades of Andy Warhol, like his interest in everyday objects like Campbell´s soup cans and Brillo Soap Pads Boxes, his iconic silkscreens of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy, his exploration about sexuality and gender identity, his appropriation of historic images and his obsession with repetition and patterns.