Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints explores changes in technique and subject matter in Warhol’s screen prints and features a recent gift of seven prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as well as other Warhol works from the permanent collection. The exhibition begins with Birmingham Race Riot (1964) and follows Warhol’s changing interests in subject matter and his experimentation with commercial processes. The prints reveal Warhol’s evolving process as he explores subjects from contemporary icons to the giants of the past, from the famous to the ordinary. They reflect the ways in which he translated aspects of popular culture into the vocabulary of pop art and subverted the standard genres of still life, landscape, photojournalism, and portraiture. Through examples from over two decades of printmaking, one can track developments in his selection of sources, the addition of hand drawn elements, and changes in subject matter.
Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints is curated by Adam Starr (PO ’18) and is the third in a series of exhibitions developed by student curators under the Benton Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Pomona College Museum of Art. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated brochure.