Autumn 2009
Pia Miller Kertesz Michael Phillips

Andy Warhol Personalities

June 5 -
January 3, 2010

André Kertész: On Reading

September 12, 2009 -
January 3, 2010

Michael Phillips and the Infernal Method of William Blake

September 12, 2009 -
January 3, 2010

 

Andy Warhol Personalities

Andy Warhol Personalities features Polaroid photographs in the Permanent Collection taken by Warhol during the 1980's of socialites, celebrities, and patrons, including Carolina Herrera, Pia Miller, and Ric Ocasek.  For Warhol, the photos served as a kind of "sketchbook", a quick way to record source material for future use.  One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) figured prominently in the Pop Art movement of the 1960's, which saw a shift away from traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.  His renown as a painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, however, was overshadowed by his "celebrity lifestyle."  The Polariods on view document his diverse social circle as well as his creative process.

Pia Miller Carolina Herrera Ric Ocasek 

Andy Warhol
American (1928-1987)
Pia Miller (Getty), 1985

Pia Miller – New York socialite, the daughter of billionaire Robert Miller, who, in 1992, married internet entrepreneur and oil tycoon Christopher Getty, a grandson of J. Paul Getty




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Andy Warhol
(American, 1928-1987)
Carolina Herrera, 1978

Carolina Herrera – fashion designer, member of Warhol’s social circle

Andy Warhol
(American, 1928-1987)
Ric Ocasek, 1980

Ric Ocasek--Vocalist and guitarist for the New Wave Rock group of the 1980’s, The Cars

André Kertész: On Reading

André Kertész: On Reading features more than 100 photographs by the legendary Hungarian photographer André Kertész, considered one of the most influential art photographers of all time.  In this series of photographs, made over a fifty-year period in Hungary, France, and the United States, Kertész examines the power of reading as a universal pleasure and illustrates the poetry and choreography of life in public and private moments.
 Carnival  New York  

André Kertész

Carnival, Paris (woman reading behind stage) 1926

Courtesy Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures 2007




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André Kertész

New York (boy eating ice cream on pile of newspaper), 1944

Courtesy Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures 2007

 

Michael Phillips and the Infernal Method of William Blake

One of the world's most foremost authorities on the poet and engraver William Blake (1757-1827), Michael Phillips has reproduced exactly Blake's unique technique of printing on copper plates, down to the types of dyes and paper used.  This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into Blake's engraving process, which he termed "the Infernal Method," featuring Phillip's exquisite facsimiles of Blake's beautifully illustrated "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience."
 Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips




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