This exhibit, which takes over the entirety of Lévy Gorvy's Madison Avenue space, showcases Warhol's portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s and examines the complex and sometimes contradictory relationships between myths and ideals of femininity, beauty, and power. The show begins with the iconic portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis immediately before and after JFK's assassination and continues with Licorice Marilyn and Mint Marilyn, well known depictions of Marilyn Monroe. The second floor is home to some examples of Warhol’s Ladies and Gentleman series, which depicted black and Hispanic drag queens including Wilhelmina Ross. The final floor showcases his celebrity portaiture-works based on images taken with a Polaroid Big Shot camera's edge-to-edge, wraparound display. Paintings on display include Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein and a 1974 portrait of his mother Julia Warhola.
Apr 25 — Jun 15, 2019
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