Monday, May 20, 2019
5:00 – 6:00 PM
New York City
FREE for AFA Members
Join the AFA and Angela Westwater, co-founder of Sperone Westwater for a private tour of “Andy Warhol: By Hand, Part II,” 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 drawings from the 1950s and 1960s, presented in several thematic groupings including flowers, male nudes, religious iconography, 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, ballpoint pen, blotted line, graphite, and acrylic paint.”