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ANDY WARHOL / SUPERNOVA: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters,



ANDY WARHOL / SUPERNOVA: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters,
UNITED STATES
CHICAGO  •  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago  •  Ongoing
 
 

This show bring together more than 25 examples of Warhol's early silkscreen paintings, juxtaposing his iconic serial images of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Elvis Presley with the artist's evocative and at times disturbing appropriations of newspaper images of car crashes, electric chairs, and other horrifying manifestations of disaster.

Focusing exclusively on the period between 1962 and 1964, the exhibition takes as its starting point the moment in Warhol's career when he shifted his practice from the handpainted to the mechanical reproduction of the photo silkscreen process. Producing his serial portraits of movie stars concurrently with numerous disasters reported in the print media, Warhol provided a glimpse into a prevailing condition of American modernity--Anerica's dual fascination with celebrity and tragedy--that today remains a key component of the American national identity.



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