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Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

March 3 – May 28, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Wing and Clayes III Wing
Andy Warhol harnessed the power of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, and disaster to create his iconic Pop Art—and the foundation of his extraordinary career was in printmaking. 
Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen (II.128), edition AP 14/25, 1975, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2012.45a © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Andy Warhol, Electric Chair (II.82), edition 183/250, 1971, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2002.82i © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), (II.23), AP edition C/Z, 1967, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2001.51b © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Andy Warhol, Mao (II.94), edition 212/250, 1972, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2000.123e © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy II (Jackie II), from 11 Pop Artists II (II.14), ed. 81/200, 1965 printed, released and dated in 1996, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2001.88e © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
This retrospective encompasses over 250 works on loan from Schnitzer’s comprehensive collection, and establishes Warhol’s graphic production as it evolved over four decades. The exhibition explores his nearly singular use of the silkscreen process, which established Warhol as a creative provocateur. Spanning the museum’s two major main-floor exhibition galleries, it features instantly recognizable images such as Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato) and Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), alongside unique dresses, early graphic ephemera, and rare books. Warhol’s well-known fascination with popular culture instills the exhibition with a chronicle of American life, while anticipating the evolution of today’s hyper-saturated visual culture.
 

This exhibition is curated by Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eicholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,Portland Art Museum. The Palm Springs presentation is organized by Mara Gladstone, Associate Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum.

Support for the exhibition and related educational and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

Generous support is also provided by Harold B. Matzner, Marguerite & David M. Wilson, Palm Springs Art Museum Contemporary Art Council, and Renova Energy.

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Additional funding is provided by Joann Gray & Sheldon Harmatz.

Exhibition Season Sponsors: Carol & Jim Egan, David Kaplan & Glenn Ostergaard, Dorothy C. Meyerman, Marion & Bob Rosenthal, and the Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation. The Desert Sun is the exhibition media sponsor.

Image: Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup I: Tomato (II.46), AP edition E/Z, 1968, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 1999.47c © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York