The Oregonian's Briana Miller reports that Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Portland Art Museum is the largest retrospective of Andy Warhol's work ever to be shown. The exhibition includes more than 250 works organized chronologically, from the instantly recognizable Campbell's Soup Can and Marilyn Monroe to the lesser known Space Fruit and Endangered Species series.
The pieces on display are drawn from the collection of Portland philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer, who owns nearly 700 of Warhol's works. Miller writes, "Schnitzer will say that his collecting serves a higher purpose. With evident emotion he talks about how he sends works from his collection to museums around the country so that people in other communities — especially kids — can see them. The works are loaned free, often arriving with funds for educational programming and outreach."
"It was such a treat to dig into the collection and see the breadth that Jordan has been able to amass," said Sara Krajewski, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum, who curated the show.
Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation opens Saturday, October 8th. Read the full article.