Lévy Gorvy Gallery presents Warhol Women, an exhibition devoted exclusively to Andy Warhol’s portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s. On view from April 25 through June 15 at Lévy Gorvy’s landmark building on Madison Avenue, the selection of paintings, covering the full scope of Warhol’s career, invites the viewer to ponder the artist’s complex and often contradictory relationship to myths and ideals of femininity, beauty, and power. Over the course of his career, Warhol depicted an astonishing range of women, from heiresses and Hollywood stars to drag queens and denizens of New York’s underground art scene. Through paintings riotous and defiant, vulnerable and demure, Warhol Women sheds fresh light on both the artist’s oeuvre and our present moment, wherein questions of female empowerment and the construction of identity through images are as urgent as ever.
ABOUT ANDY WARHOL
Andy Warhol was an extraordinarily prolific artist and a leading figure of the Pop Art movement. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928 and received a BFA in pictorial design from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949. After a short but successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol began making paintings. He quickly developed a distinctive but nuanced style that incorporated all manner of mass-produced imagery, from Campbell’s soup can logos to photos of celebrities, using his famous silkscreen technique. The artist created a large body of work that also included drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and films before he passed away in 1987. Since then, the artist has had retrospective exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Neue National galerie, Berlin, the Tate Modern, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA. The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, which opened in 1994, features a massive permanent collection and is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.
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