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Art, Image, and Warhol Connections

March 16, 2008 - August 3, 2008


Warhol and themes central to his practice – such as current events, consumer culture and the superstar – are seen reflected through 26 works by a multi-generational group of seven artists. In the 1960s and 1970s, Shahn, Wayne and Katz developed new ways to portray the public personas of private individuals. In the 1990s, artists such as Kass, Rolston and Sperber cast a critical yet admiring eye on Warhol to address his omissions and limitations. Emerging painter Abshalom Jac Lahav elaborates and subsumes subjects of Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century in his own ongoing portraiture project. Directly or indirectly, these artists extend and transform Warhol’s legacy. Art, Image and Warhol Connections is on view concurrently with the exhibition Warhol’s Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered and is on view in the contemporary gallery of the Museum’s permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.

Deborah Kass
Alex Katz
Abshalom Jac Lahav
Adam Rolston
Ben Shahn
Devorah Sperber
June Wayne

Devorah Sperber, After Warhol

Devorah Sperber (American, b. 1961)
After Warhol, 2008
Edition of 5
698 spools of thread strung onto stainless-steel ball chain, stainless steel hanging apparatus, clear acrylic viewing sphere, metal stand
Courtesy of the artist

Deborah Kass (American, b. 1952)
Red Deb, 2000
Acrylic on canvas
Courtesy of the artist/Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

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The Jewish Museum - 5th Avenue
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128