Warhol was an extremely public figure, but a very private person. His guardedness, offset by his desire to place himself in front of the media, has created a confounding situation. While Warhol masterfully presented a honed persona to the world, his facade also drove critics, fans, acquaintances, and perfect strangers to hunt for evidence of his personal life.
Upon their first appearance in 1980, Andy Warhol's ten portraits of twentieth century Jews were greeted with both adoration and hostility. Why did Warhol, an artist who otherwise displayed little interest in Jewish culture or causes, create a series devoted to eminent Jews at this moment in his career? Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered examines this controversial series of silk screen paintings and prints in the context of the artist's late career.
Artist, filmmaker, photographer, writer, publisher, interviewer, model, actor, business artist, fashion consultant, set designer, TV show host, rock choreographer, record producer, gourmet, jet setter, trendsetter, dog lover, fighter and modern dancer, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) transformed how we view and value our lives and world.
While Cy Twombly was still a student, his inspiring work attracted the attention of art critics and art historians, and also prompted poets, philosophers, essayists, and fellow artists to write about him.