Date(s) - 03/05/2021 - 08/30/2021
Andy Warhol Museum
This exhibition showcases work by contemporary artists inspired by pop art pioneer Andy Warhol’s 1985 book America.
America features photographs both taken and collected by the artist during his cross-country travels and in-person encounters over the previous decade. The book, an idiosyncratic love letter to America, finds Warhol reflecting on everything from travel, beauty and fame to politics, technology, and the American Dream.
Several years in planning, “Fantasy America” echoes the current moment of political upheaval and social reckoning. Against the backdrop of nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police, the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the presidential election, these works probe and challenge our perceptions of what America is and what it can become.
Like Warhol, the artists in this exhibition hold a mirror to society, reflecting the country at a critical juncture in history.
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