Andy Warhol: Portraits features original works from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This notoriously private artist is revealed in the company he keeps. Including screen prints, drawings, paintings, Polaroids, and vintage family photos, this exhibition explores the phenomenon that is Warhol’s work on a deeply personal level, including more than 130 portraits produced by Warhol from the 1940s to the 1980s. This exhibition contains portraits of Warhol in his youth, a reproduction of Warhol's first celebrity autograph (from Shirley Temple in 1941), early portrait drawings from the 1940s, samples of Warhol's commercial work from the 1950s, movie star portraits from the 1960s, and more than 100 portrait paintings from the 1970s and 1980s.
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