Blake Gopnik, Critic-at-Large for Artnet News and regular contributor to The New York Times, will present a lecture on Andy Warhol at the Portland Art Museum on Sunday, November 20th, at 2pm. The lecture, "Through a Screen, Darkly" is part of the programming associated with the current exhibition, Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.
Gopnik is working on the forthcoming biography Andy Warhol: A Life As Art. In this lecture, he will discuss Warhol's connection to his signature technique. Few artists have been as closely associated with a single technique as Andy Warhol is with silkscreening. He wasn’t an innovator in the medium, however, as is sometimes claimed; it came to him with a rich and complex history he’d encountered already in his youth. With the advent of Pop Art, Warhol built on that history to transform silkscreening from a mere technique into a true bearer of meaning.
For tickets (free for members) and more information, visit the Portland Art Museum website.