Warhol: The Later Years
Friday, June 18, 2010
From 1977 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol wasn't just collecting friends through the revolving door of his Factory. He was making art with them.
The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibition, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade showcases Warhol's work with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring and other artists of the period.
Sharon Matt Atkins, the associate curator of exhibitions at the Museum, says this period of Warhol's forty year career was a time of reinvention and collaboration.
"That energy in the early 80s, in New York, with this young group of artists, he was really responding to that. He ended up collaborating with Basquiat for nearly three years and they produced over 100 works together."
Warhol's camera was also rolling at the time, and much of that footage is featured in the exhibit. Atkins argues that Warhol may have paved the way for reality television. Episodes of Warhol's 1986 MTV show, Andy Warhol's 15 Minutes, are on display. And don't miss the 'parish fashion' feature -- when Warhol drops in on a Greenwich Village pastor.