Andy Warhol Inspired Pieces Now In-Store
Contemporary art fans are in for a treat with the Whitney Museum of Art’s Warhol exhibit titled “Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.” Unbeknownst to some, and surprisingly, the exhibit marks the first Warhol retrospective assembled by an American museum since 1989—nearly thirty years ago. The exhibition spans the entirety of Warhol’s career beginning with his early days as an illustrator for commercial clients in the ‘50s. It was during this time that Warhol started creating his own work that would soon become his signature style. It is important to note that during this time Abstract Expressionism was in vogue, which Warhol’s screen print aesthetic, reproducible by nature, innately challenged.
The exhibit showcases Warhol gems and many of the pieces for which he is most famous. It was because of Warhol and a handful of his contemporaries who explored concepts and symbols of postwar America in the ‘60s that helped to create the movement that is now known as Pop Art. Warhol’s highly recognizable brightly colored flowers, images of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Mao, his Brillo sculptures, and his Coca-Cola works are all on view. A not-to-be missed highlight includes a piece from Warhol’s “The Last Supper” series and features a magnanimous camouflaged work that spans the full length of a museum wall. Another not-to-be missed highlight is the gallery on the ground floor that features floor-to-ceiling portraits that Warhol completed during his career and that he referred to as a “portrait of society.”
10 Corso Como New York offers a variety of Andy Warhol products in-store that highlight his brightly colored, fun-loving Pop Art aesthetic. Highlights include The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Collection that comes with five books covering Warhol’s work in-depth, featuring commentary, documents and illustrations of more than 3,000 of his pieces. Calvin Klein created a special homeware collection in ode to Warhol that includes wool blankets, pillows, and sheets featuring the artist’s screen printed portraits. The Skateroom has created a limited-edition set of skateboards titled “After Andy Warhol (1928-1987)’s Flowers,” which feature six boards emblazoned with the artist’s famed flower motif. Another edition features Warhol’s beloved Campbell’s Tomato Soup. The sets are intended to be mounted on walls, making for the perfect alternative art piece.
The Whitney’s Andy Warhol exhibit is not-to-be-missed and is on view until March 31, 2019. Stop by 10 Corso Como after to pick up a special piece inspired by the celebrated pop artist.