It might not be the iconic Campbell Soup Can, but this Warhol exhibition should be… modern.
On November 12, the Whitney Museum is opening a retrospective show of New York cultural hero, Andy Warhol. But before that, on October 26, the Dia Center for the Arts will be presenting Warhol’s Shadows at Calvin Klein, Inc.’s headquarters at 205 West 39th Street.
Shadows, painted between 1978 and 1979, is emblematic of a typical Warhol. A single painting in multiple parts, 102 enormous silk screened canvases dominate the space. Each palette features just two contrasting colors. The piece is constantly changing as it is put together based on the dimensions of an existing exhibition space- meaning that all 102 panels aren’t always displayed together.
The show will be running concurrently with the exhibition at the Whitney and Shadows at Dia will be accompanied by a series of public programs and a publication of essays by contemporary artists on Warhol.
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Featured image: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts