Even ardent fans of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) may be surprised to
learn that the artist created a significant body of western work.
In fact, Warhol was drawn to the lore and lure of the American West
throughout his life. He was heavily influenced by the mythology and
iconography of the American West, conveyed primarily through film
and television, and revealed at various points in his life by toys,
clothing, and travel. His lifelong fascination with the West
culminated with his 1986 series Cowboys and Indians, a print
portfolio that represents an important milestone in the artist's
late career and a shift in the conception of contemporary western
American art. One of the last major projects Warhol completed prior
to his death, Cowboys and Indians received very little critical or
public attention at the time of its release and remains one of the
most understudied aspects of the artist's career. Warhol and the
West explores for the first time the range of western imagery
Warhol produced. New scholarship examines how Warhol's western work
merges the artist's ubiquitous portrayal of celebrities with his
interest in cowboys, American Indians, and other western motifs.
His work in the western genre is immediately recognizable,
impressive, daring, inspirational, and sometimes confrontational.
This body of work furthers our understanding of how the American
West infiltrates the public's imagination through contemporary art
and popular culture. The major traveling exhibition includes more
than 100 objects and works of art including source materials
revealing Warhol's process. The accompanying catalogue will feature
essays by heather ahtone of the American Indian Cultural Center and
Museum (AICCM) in Oklahoma City, Faith Brower of the Tacoma Art
Museum, and Seth Hopkins of the Booth Western American Art Museum,
as well as 12 additional contributors: Tony Abeyta, Sonny Assu,
Gregg Deal, Lara M. Evans, Michael R. Grauer, Frank Buffalo Hyde,
Thomas S. Kalin, Gloria Lomahaftewa, Daryn A. Melvin, Andrew
Patrick Nelson, Chelsea Weathers, and Rebecca West. Published in
association with Tacoma Art Museum. Exhibition dates: Booth Western
Art Museum, Cartersville, GA: August 25-December 31, 2019 National
Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK: January
31-May 10, 2020 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA: Summer 2020
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