Largest Andy Warhol exhibition in Vermont on display
READING, Vt. (WCAX) - More than 100 Andy Warhol paintings are on display in Vermont in a first-of-its-kind exhibition.
“I believe that it’s the biggest show of Warhol paintings to have ever taken place in Vermont, and it’s also possibly the largest Warhol retrospective to have taken place in the Northeast.”
This exhibition is on display in the Hall Art Foundation’s restored barn, surrounded by pastures and farmland in Reading. “The campus is still, from the outside anyways. Still looks like it could be a dairy farm,” Maryse Brand, director of the Hall Art Foundation said.
Brand says visitors will see a collection that includes the beginning of Warhol’s portraiture work, appropriation, and examples of his iconic pop art.
“Over 100 paintings are included in the show. We have works from many of his most famous series, spanning his career up until the final months of his life.”
Brand says the intimate domestic setting, paired with the small paintings, brings Warhol’s work to a personal scale and invites viewers to reflect on their relationship to pop culture, from the mundane to the grand.
“He broke down a barrier and a definition of what fine art was. That was a groundbreaking thing that he did in the 1960s,” Brand said. “To suddenly make it okay and acceptable that things, that everyday people had in their everyday lives suddenly became the subject of the artwork, fine artwork, I think was his goal.”
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