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Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

From October 17, 2010 — January 9, 2011

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The first museum exhibition in the U.S. to explore the late works of American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) brings together more than 50 works that reveal the artist’s energetic return to painting and renewed spirit of experimentation during the last decade of his life. This period shows the celebrity Pop icon creating more paintings and on a vastly larger scale than at any other moment of his 40-year career.

Highlights drawn from national and international public and private collections include psychologically revealing self portraits, Rorschach and camouflage paintings, and three variations on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper that stretch 25 to 35 feet in width, immersing the viewer in dramatic fields of color.

The BMA is the last stop on the national tour of this exciting exhibition. Visit the exhibition web site to learn more.

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum. The exhibition was curated by Joe D. Ketner II, Henry and Lois Foster Chair of Contemporary Art, Emerson College, Boston.

Generously sponsored by The Rouse Company Foundation and The Alvin and Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Exhibition Endowment Fund. Additional support by Jeffrey and Harriet Legum. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the American Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Media Sponsor City Paper.

The first museum exhibition in the U.S. to explore the late works of American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) brings together more than 50 works that reveal the artist’s energetic return to painting and renewed spirit of experimentation during the last decade of his life. This period shows the celebrity Pop icon creating more paintings and on a vastly larger scale than at any other moment of his 40-year career.