Lecture: Class Warfare: Warhol as Has-Been and Comeback Artist

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 6:15 PM


An icon of the 1960s, Warhol had to remake himself in the 1980s, when his stature within the art world had fallen. He plainly stated in 1979 that the show of his Shadows series "will be like all the others. The reviews will be bad-my reviews always are. But the reviews of the party will be terrific." Uncover this phenomenon and learn about how Warhol came back as a resurrected "60s" artist with art historian Charles Stuckey. The Pop celebrity found spiritual leadership in artists from his own generation (Rauschenberg and Beuys) and from the past (de Chirico and da Vinci), as well as in young street artists (Haring and Basquiat).

Charles Stuckey is an independent scholar based in New York who has held positions at Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, and National Gallery of Art. He was the coordinating curator of Andy Warhol: A Retrospective in 1989 at the Art Institute of Chicago; wrote the catalogue essay for Andy Warhol: Heaven and Hell Are Just One Breath Away! Late Paintings and Related Works, 1984-1986; and participated in the documented symposium, The Work of Andy Warhol, at the Dia Art Foundation. Stuckey writes art criticism for numerous publications and is a contributing editor of Art in America. He is currently preparing the catalogue raisonné of Tanguy for the Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation.

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