Andy Warhol “By Hand: Part II Drawings 1950s – 1960s”

Sperone Westwater

poster for Andy Warhol “By Hand: Part II Drawings 1950s – 1960s”
[Image: Andy Warhol "Seated Male Nude" (ca. 1955) © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. ]

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Sperone Westwater presents Andy Warhol By Hand: Part II, Drawings 1950s – 1960s curated by Vincent Fremont, Warhol’s right-hand man for two decades and a founder of the Andy Warhol Foundation. A continuation of the exhibition recently held at the New York Academy of Art, Part II focuses on 121 drawings from the 1950s and 1960s, presented in several thematic groupings including flowers, female and male portraits, religious iconography, fashion, still lifes and travel.

As Philip Kennicott recently observed in The Washington Post, “working directly on paper remained an essential outlet for Warhol’s energies throughout his career” and “[the drawings’] intimacy is unlike almost anything else in Warhol’s canon.” Although he established his fame with silkscreened works, Warhol’s distinctive drawing practice developed early in his studies and remained an important habit throughout his life. Vincent Fremont notes, “It is important for people to know the vital role drawing played in Andy Warhol’s life as an artist. By focusing only on Andy’s drawings, this exhibition is a way to highlight without distraction Andy’s innovative process and experimentation which encompassed pen and ink, blotted line and graphite.”



from April 25, 2019 to July 19, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-04-25 from 18:00 to 20:00


Andy Warhol

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