The High Museum of Art announced Monday it will extend its sweeping exhibit of artwork by pop artist Andy Warhol for an additional week, through Sept. 10.
Some 250 works and ephemera by the prolific printmaker have been on display since June 3 at the museum, which is the exclusive East Coast venue for the exhibit, entitled, “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,”
“We hope that anyone who hasn’t yet had the chance to see the exhibition pays us a visit before it leaves Atlanta,” said director Rand Suffolk.
The show includes screenprint portfolios as “Marilyn Monroe” (1967), “Campbell’s Soup I” (1968), “Electric Chair” (1971) and “Mao” (1972). The show at the High opened with a “Factory Party,” celebrating Warhol’s famous studio.
Warhol produced his first portfolio of screenprints, “Marilyn Monroe,” in 1967 at his Factory studio, and he continued making screenprints through the end of his life, in 1987.
The works in the exhibition are drawn exclusively from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation in Portland, Ore.
Warhol’s prints, writes the High, “speak to American values of the prosperous post-war consumer culture and foreshadow society’s preoccupation with celebrity, fashion, politics, sensationalism and scandal.
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