Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Self-Portrait, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 72 x 72 in. (182.9 x 182.9 cm). Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


From September 18 to December 31, 2012 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence.

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, born 1957). Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo, 2010. Paint on Neolithic vase (5000–3000 B.C.), 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (24.8 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm). Mary Boone, New York. Courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery, New York


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hrough approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Big Campbell's Soup Can, 19¢ (Beef Noodle), 1962. Acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72 x 54 1/2 in. (182.9 x 138.4 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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he exhibition is structured in five thematic sections: “Daily News: From Banality to Disaster,” “Portraiture: Celebrity and Power,” “Queer Studies: Shifting Identities,” “Consuming Images: Appropriation, Abstraction, and Seriality,” and “No Boundaries: Business, Collaboration, and Spectacle.”

Jeff Koons (American, born 1955). Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. Porcelain, 42 x 70 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Purchase through the Marian and Bernard Messenger Fund and restricted funds. © Jeff Koons


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he Metropolitan Museum of Art