The Portland Tribune's Jason Vondersmith interviewed Portland philanthropist and art collector Jordan D. Schnitzer about collecting and sharing art, as well as the latest Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation exhibition, Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Portland Art Museum, opening October 8th.
Jordan Schnitzer discusses how he began collecting art at 14 years old and developed his passion for sharing his collection of over 9,500 contemporary prints. More than 250 pieces from his collection of 700+ Warhol works are featured in the exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. Schnitzer shares his thoughts on the artist: "I like art that grabs me and makes me think. He’s a brilliant artist who took iconic themes, themes that represented a whole area of thought — Campbell’s Soup cans, Marilyn, Mao, Jackie Kennedy, the assassination series. With the democratization of art ... he hated the idea that art was just inside buildings, and just for some elitist few. Art is all around us."
The exhibition is on view through January 1st, 2017.
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