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Weisman Museum Displays Collection of Andy Warhol Works

May 2, 2016  | 1 min read

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art presented the exhibit Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends, from January 16 to April 3. The exhibit focused on the humanistic side of Warhol’s work, exploring his interest in “Life”—the grand drama of human existence—and in “Legends”—those people and things that have become famous icons in popular culture.

The display contained over 80 works from his silk screen portfolios, including some of his best known images, such as his Campbell’s Soup Cans, Flowers, and Marilyn, as well as other series inspired by his obsession with famous people and popular culture—namely Muhammad Ali, the Wicked Witch, and Uncle Sam.

Other portfolios in Life & Legends were created to address social themes such as Myths, Birmingham Race Riots, and Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century, as well as the beauty and fragility of the natural world in his Sunsets, Grapes, Space Fruit, Vesuvius, and Endangered Species pieces.