From 1963 to 1968, Andy Warhol filmed hundreds of movies — short and long, silent and sound, scripted and improvised. These films are one of the many ways through which we can be reminded of this artistic genius.
As the mind behind the famous Pop Art movement, he was considered one of the leading figures in the New York art world fairly early on in his career, in the early 1960s. As the next decade passed, the then-middle-aged artist became equally well known as an avant-garde filmmaker.
Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again is the first Warhol retrospective in the US since 1989, and stands as the largest modern showcase of his work across various media, featuring more than 350 creations from his impressive 40-year career. Curated by Warhol authority Donna De Salvo (deputy director for International Initiatives and senior curator) with Christie Mitchell (curatorial assistant) and Mark Loiacono (curatorial research associate), the exhibit will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago after it completes its run at the Whitney in March 2019.
“We will be presenting a series of screenings of Warhol’s films throughout the course of the exhibition, both in the galleries and in the theatre,” said Claire K. Henry, Whitney’s assistant curator for the Andy Warhol Film Project. “Our presentation of Warhol’s films will show the complexity of his thinking and highlight how certain singular obsessions follow through various media, finally to be worked out on film.”
Partial view of 'Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again' starts Oct 12. Full exhibition runs until March 31, 2019, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, USA. Ticket prices are US$18 to US$25. See here for more information.