Andy Warhol exhibit coming to Portland Art Museum

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An Andy Warhol exhibit will open at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday.

The exhibit is called “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

It contains 250 Andy Warhol prints and will be the “most comprehensive display of the Pop Art master’s prints ever mounted.”

The exhibit will span two floors of the museum and include recognizable images such as Warhol’s iconic “Campbell Soup Can (Tomato)” and “Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn).” It contains work from his early years as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s to the commissioned portfolios of his final years. It will be on display until January 1, 2017.

In a statement, exhibition curator Sara Krajewski said:

Andy Warhol harnessed the allure of media images of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, death, and disaster to create his iconic pop art. This retrospective provides an in-depth look at how the artist manipulated the seductive power of the photographic and the televisual in his printmaking. Thirty-five years of prints offer a compelling view of Warhol’s critical use of new imaging formats and technologies, from newsprint distribution to instant cameras, television and video. Our survey of Warhol’s vast print production demonstrates Warhol’s impact on the evolution of contemporary visual culture.

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