Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation opens October 8th at the Portland Art Museum, reports the Portland Tribune's Jason Vondersmith. The exhibition features over 250 works from the renowned pop artist, drawn from the collections of Portland philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer.
Vondersmith shares a profile of Andy Warhol's life and how it shaped his career in pop art. “He had an infatuation with stardom and stars and public figures early on,” Jordan Schnitzer explains. After beginning his career as a commercial graphic artist, he began focusing on themes of materialism and commercialism with subjects such as Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse Tung, and Campbell's Soup Cans. “They all hit upon this theme of, ‘What is the impact of this individual? How do you maintain your sense of self and identity when you’re being bombarded by advertising all the time?’” Schnitzer says.
Warhol's most iconic prints will be shown in the exhibit at Portland Art Museum along with many of his rarer works. The exhibit is on view through January 1st, 2017.
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