Barry Johnson reviews the exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at Portland Art Museum, the largest Warhol retrospective ever presented, for Artslandia magazine.
Johnson asks exhibition curator Sara Krajewski about Warhol's greatest strength as an artist. “He understood images—including his own,” Krajewski said. “They are still very powerful to us today.” Over 250 of these iconic images are on view in the exhibition; as Johnson writes, "many of them among the most famous of the 20th century."
The exhibition draws from the collection of Portland-based art philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer, whose collection of contemporary art prints includes more than 10,000 works. “Artists are always chroniclers of their times,” Schnitzer said. “They’re the ones who reflect the social mores, attitudes and political issues of their time. Their ultimate job is to help us see and make us see.”
The exhibit is on view through January 1st, 2017. Read the full article.