Andy Warhol drew inspiration from his love of Hollywood, fame, and glamor, most notably in his iconic triptychs and films. Now The Warhol Museum puts its namesake’s career-defining fascination on display with a new exhibit.
Opening June 16, Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen shows how Warhol’s interest in celebrity went from attending the cinema with his older brothers in 1930s Pittsburgh to rubbing elbows with some of the biggest stars as the toast of the art world. The collection includes hundreds of archival objects Warhol collected throughout his life, including film posters, fan magazines, photos and other memorabilia, as well the artist’s celebrity scrapbooks. It also includes artworks representing various media.
The second floor of the museum features celebrity drawings and Pop portraits, including Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley, Jane Fonda, and many others. The sixth floor showcases photographs of Warhol Superstars and Factory regulars, posters, and film and video works such as Screen Tests, Andy Warhol’s T.V., and segments from the Warhol films The Chelsea Girls, San Diego Surf, Lonesome Cowboys, and more. Also included are examples of Warhol’s early collage works, such as his movie star composites.
Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen runs from June 16-September 24. The exhibit will be on view during museum hours and will be included with regular admission prices.