The Tyler Museum of art is featuring works by the iconic Andy Warhol in an exhibition titled “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots.”
On view from Oct. 1 to Jan. 7, 2018, the show includes prints and Polaroid photographs taken by Warhol from 1968 to 1987 on loan from a private collection and the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College in Shreveport.
The exhibit contains some of the lesser known images by Warhol the late artist who at times seemed obsessed with fame and the influence of pop culture and mass marketing. He is best known for his Campbell soap can art. He worked in printmaking, painting, photography and even filmmaking.
The “snapshots” on view include informal photographs Warhol took of his celebrity friends and visitors including country superstar Dolly Parton and golfing great Jack Nicholas.
His prints include subjects — both real and make believe — who have left a lasting impact on celebrity-driven pop culture. They range from bigger-than-life actor John Wayne to the beloved children’s character “Howdy Doody.”
“For his time, Warhol was revolutionary,” says Caleb Bell, who put the exhibition together. “He changed our perspective of what art is.”
- Photo Credit: Andy Warhol, John Wayne (1986) from the Cowboys and Indians series; copyright: 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York