Jeremy Campbell reports for 11 Alive, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, on the Andy Warhol exhibit showing at the High Museum of Art through September 3.
Portland, Oregon’s Jordan D. Schnitzer has a passion for sharing his extensive print collection as part of the Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation’s mission. The Warhol exhibit is on loan for the Foundation.
In a video segment for 11 Alive, Jeremy Campbell makes an important point: although Warhol expressed everyone would have 15-minutes of fame, there is no denying Warhol is a dramatic exception. His colorful prints and images are so iconic, he says, that it is a standard filter for editing photos for anyone who can use an iPhone or editing software.
Campbell also pointed out not to let the bright colors and playful images fool you: Warhol created serious images capturing historical moments such as John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and controversial international figures including Chairman Mao Tse-tung.
Warhol had a way of presenting and providing commentary on events current in his lifetime that are profoundly relevant today. His view of the world decades ago has become art-imitating life.