Fifty Years of Andy Warhol

Grace Piney


The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Sixty artists, fifty years, an exhibition that celebrates Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) in commemoration of the twenty fifth anniversary of his death, and his influence in contemporary art. From September 18 until December 31, approximately 45 of Warhol’s pieces will be shown alongside the work of 60 artists influenced by him.

The exhibition was organized around five important themes in the artist’s work: the culture of popular consumption and tabloid news; portraits and the cult of celebrity; sexual identity and gender; abstraction and appropriation, and the role of Warhol’s collaborations in different media such as cinema, publishing and performance.

The catalog has 300 illustrations in 304 full-color pages and is available via email.

The artists participating in the exhibition are Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Polly Apfelbaum, Cory Arcángel, Richard Artschwager, Richard Avedon, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Maurizio Cattelan, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, John Currin, Gilbert & George, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Félix González-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Hans Haacke, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Peter Hujar, Alfredo Jaar, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Karen Kilimnik, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Kalup Linzy, Sarah Lucas, Christopher Makos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan Mccollum, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Catherine Opie, Nam June Paik, Elizabeth Peyton, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Edward Ruscha, Betye Saar, Tom Sachs, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Silence=Death Project, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ryan Trecartin, Luc Tuymans, Francesco Vezzoli, Kelley Walker and Christopher Wool.


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