• Andy Warhol, Ethel Scull 36 Times, 1963
  • On left: Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1963-64
    In the center: Andy Warhol, Mylar and Plexiglas Construction, 1970
    On right: Michael Kostiuk, Andy Warhol vacuuming the carpet for an installation 1972
  • Andy Warhol, Lupe, 1965
  • On left: Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1964
    On right: Andy Warhol Flowers, 1964

FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN

Andy Warhol at Whitney Museum

350 works of art assembled together for the first
time at Whitney Museum of American Art.

 Andy Warhol “From A to B and Back Again” the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989, and the largest in term of its scope of ideas and range of work.

With more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time, this landmark exhibition, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, will unite all aspects, media, and periods of Warhol’s forty-year career.
While Warhol’s Pop images of the 1960 are recognizable world-wide, what remains far less known is the work he produced in the 1970s and 80s. This exhibition positions Warhol’s career as a continuum, demonstrating that he didn’t slow down after surviving the assassination attempt that nearly took his life in 1968, but entered into a period of intense experimentation, continuing to use the techniques he’d developed early on and expanding upon his previous work. Taking the 1950s and his experience as a commercial illustrator as foundational, and including numerous masterpieces from the 1960s, Andy Warhol “From A to B and Back Again” tracks and reappraises the later work of the 1970s and 80s through to Warhol’s untimely death in 1987.

Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Andy Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society, marking him one of the most distinct and internationally recognized American artists of the twentieth century. This exhibition sets out to prove that there remains far more to Warhol and his work than is commonly known.

Building on a wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death 1987, as well as De Salvo’s own expertise and original research conducted by the Whitney’s curatorial team, the checklist of works has been carefully selected from amongst the thousands of paintings, drawings, print, sculptures, films, videos and photographs that Warhol produced during his lifetime.

Learn more about Andy Warhol “From A to B and Back Again”
at Whitney Museum of American Art
Curated by Donna de Salvo with Christie Mitchell, Mark Loiacono
November 12, 2018 – March 31, 2019