Andy Warhol and his postwar contemporaries sought to eradicate the notion of the “genius artist” and downplay the role of originality in art. They adopted mechanical means of generating images such as screen printing, which theoretically allowed for an endless reproduction of images.
“In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking” will be on display at the Tampa Museum of Art June 20 through Sept. 20. The exhibition includes works by other prestigious artists of the era such as Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, and Frank Stella.
Spanning three decades of Warhol’s career, the exhibition features some of the artist’s most iconic screenprints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy camouflage series and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. It’s divided into five sections — experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. In each, Warhol’s work is placed in conversation with that of other artists who use color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images, according to a news release from the museum.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, educators and active military, and $5 for students. Children 6 and under get in free.