Dallas Anne Duncan of Georgia Voice writes on how the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum is much more than an impressive display of the artists’ genius.
The article outlines the threads of the political and the cultural, the sexual and the personal that weave through Warhol’s work. With more than 250 prints on display, the “sweeping retrospective,” features a number of prints showcasing themes of Warhol’s life as a gay man.
“It’s always hard to separate the artist from the person,” said art collector Jordan Schnitzer. “And most artists, whether they’re visual artists, writers, poets, tend to do their best when their work is about their experience.”
Warhol’s famous Marilyn Monroe series, the “Campbell’s Soup Can,” images of Mao Zedong and his commentary on capital punishment “Electric Chair” are just a few of the hundreds of prints from the collection of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation.
“Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” is at the High Museum of Modern Art through September 3.