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Andy Warhol: Revelation


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Andy Warhol: Revelation
Through February 16, 2020

Andy Warhol: Revelation will be the first exhibition to comprehensively examine the Pop artist’s deeply rooted Catholic faith in relation to his artistic production.

Born in Pittsburgh to a devout Byzantine Catholic family, Warhol grew up attending multiple weekly services at his local church with his mother, Julia Warhola. For hours, he would stare at the icon paintings of Christ and the saints that hung in the elaborate iconostasis, or icon screen, at the front of the nave. Using The Warhol’s robust holdings of the artist’s early works, the exhibition will trace the influence of his religious roots in Pittsburgh to his Pop career in New York City.

Throughout his life as a celebrity artist, Warhol retained some of his Catholic practices when his peers were distancing themselves from their religious backgrounds. As a queer man, Warhol may have felt a sense of guilt and fear towards the Catholic Church, which kept him from fully immersing himself in the faith. Nevertheless, he used various media to explore this tension through his art.

Revelation will feature over 100 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, including archival materials, drawings, paintings, prints and film. Rare source material and newly discovered items will provide an intimate look on Warhol’s creative process. Through both obscure works such as the “sunset” film commission from 1967, and late masterpieces like the pink Last Supper (1986), the exhibition will present a fresh perspective on the artist.

Andy Warhol: Revelation is curated by José Carlos Diaz, chief curator at The Warhol. The exhibition includes a full-color catalogue with contributions from Diaz and Miranda Lash, curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum.

Andy Warhol: Revelation is presented by Bank of America, and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Foundation, and William A. Stevens.

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