Art Exhibit: The Cult of Personality: Andy Warhol, Harold Stevenson and Portraiture
Date(s) - 3 Jul 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The Cult of Personality: Andy Warhol, Harold Stevenson and Portraiture examines Warhol’s portraiture with a special focus on the Polaroids Warhol used a preparatory studies for the portraits he produced.
The Polaroids were a gift in 2008 from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and include sitters such as R.C. Gorman, Martha Graham, Wayne Gretzky, Stevenson and Mrs. Sash Spencer, one of the museum’s benefactors, whose completed portraits also will be featured.
The exhibition also includes a series of portraits that Stevenson, Warhol’s contemporary and colleague, produced throughout his career, including a selection from his 1966 series The Great Society. Stevenson celebrated the common individual in much the same way as Warhol celebrated the rich and famous, offering a poignant counterpoint in the exhibition.
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