About the Exhibit
“Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” explored how Andy Warhol learned from Dali’s public visibility and was equally attuned to the images derived from mass culture. The exhibit considered Warhol’s seldom discussed engagement with other artists through his own painting, how he constructed an approach to the image in terms of celebrity and fame, and finally his treatment of painting and image as it pertains to human mortality.
“Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” showcased more than 100 works, including paintings, screen prints, photographs, and a selection of Warhol films and screen tests featuring the likes of Salvador Dalí, of course, as well as other artists. Visitors will get the chance to experience “15 minutes of fame” when they star in their own screen-test video which will be emailed to them to save and share.
Dalí and Warhol
“Warhol and Dalí lived in New York City at the same time. The photos of the two of them suggest a certain reticence. Perhaps they knew how much alike they were. Artistically they are of the same species – both radical. If Dalí is radical in the way he delivered his subject of the changeable self through many media – painting, sculpture, film, and language – Warhol is radical in allowing media to provide his subject – faces from the tabloids and glossy magazines, products from the catalog of the American consumer. If Dalí used popular media to present his vision of the dream world, Warhol used popular media as the subject of his art. Warhol was one of the American artists most marked by the legacy and model of Salvador Dalí.”
– Dr. Hank Hine, Executive Director of The Dalí
Also, check out the Screen Test video highlights!
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