Goldendale, Washington (WiredPRNews.com) — The late great Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) was one of the most renowned and celebrated 20th century artists. Even after death, Warhol continues to inspire and amaze. Warhol is coming to Columbia River Gorge at the Maryhill Museum of Art for a 4-month exhibition as his popular prints from collections from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
During the 1960s, Warhol began exploring the iconic position of daily life objects like the images of Campbell soup cans and portraits of notable personalities such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marilyn Monroe. The work the he produced gave him star status in the Pop Movement. During the 1970s, his fascination for portraiture flourished and Warhol started producing vibrant portraits which had a long-lasting impact on contemporary art and culture. Lee Musgrave, the curator of Maryhill Museum, said that he bridged a gap between high and popular culture and also made it simpler for the succeeding generations for participating in the fine arts.
Also displayed are the portraits by other artists including Chuck Close, Jennifer Bartlett, Jasper Johns, Osvaldo Salas Freire, Jeff Koons, Mel Ramos, Takashi Murakami, Tom Wesselman and Robert Rauschenberg. Their works portray Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Vincent Van Gogh, Robert and John Kennedy, Ernest Hemingway, Mona Lisa and Elizabeth Taylor. Sue Taylor, a noted art critic, will present the post-modern persona of Andy Warhol on July 24th at 7 pm.
Jordan Schnitzer will talk about his more than 5,000 works on August 2nd at 3 pm. This exhibition is the third of its kind loaned by Schnitzer. Other sponsors of the exhibition and related programs include Cathy and Bill Dickson, Puget Sound Energy, Art Dodd, Diane Plumridge and Windy Point Partners LLC.
Wired Art Reporter