Andy Warhol Works Featured in Tyler
Andy Warhol, Moonwalk, 1987, 38 x 38 inches, silkscreen. Photo: D. James Dee. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
The father of pop art — Andy Warhol — takes up residence for three months in the Tyler Museum of Art through January 7. The museum curated an exhibit of Warhol’s “Screen Prints & Snapshots” that showcases several distinct bodies of work from the artist’s later career. Warhol was known for his renderings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Brillo boxes and the “cult of celebrity” that surrounded his Manhattan studio The Factory.
Highlights include silkscreen prints from 1986 of such iconic subjects as John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt, and Geronimo, and pieces from his 1981 “Myths” series, featuring “Mickey Mouse,” “Howdy Doody” and “Superman.”
Rounding out the exhibition is a selection of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints, shot from 1958 until Warhol’s 1987 death and offering insight into his intimate relationship with his celebrity friends – Dolly Parton, Jack Nicklaus and Pia Zadora among them.
The show is open to the public at the TMA, 1300 South Mahon Avenue on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors.
For more information, call 903. 595.1001 or visit tylermuseum.org.