GO SEE: “Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn” at the Jewish Museum


Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn

Two of Andy Warhol’s favorite muses take center canvas later this month at the Jewish Museum.

On view from September 25, 2015 to February 7, 2016, Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn , explores the Jewish identities of Warhol’s most celebrated subjects: Film icons Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.

Via statement:

Both Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism in the 1950s. Warhol was fascinated by their star power and used publicity stills to create his now iconic portraits in the early 1960s. This intimate, single-gallery exhibition features several portraits of these renowned actresses alongside a large selection of photographs, letters, and ephemera, shedding new light on their relationships with Judaism and Warhol’s interest in celebrity culture.

Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn is divided into three sections – “Celebrity,” focused on Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor’s public image; “Conversion,” detailing their personal lives and Jewish identities; and “Myth & Legend,” exploring Andy Warhol’s fascination with these celebrities and the impact of his work on their iconic status.


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