I love bold colors and pop art by all kinds of artists. Of course, the man who started it all, Andy Warhol, is a definite favorite. That’s why I’m looking forward to this fall at the Met, as they pay tribute to the legacy of Andy Warhol with Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The exhibition examines The Factory founder’s influence on art and culture by juxtaposing nearly 45 of his paintings, sculptures and films alongside works from contemporary artists who have reinterpreted or been influenced by his pop art sensibility. You’d think they curated this one just for me!
Expect to see pieces that deal with the classic Warhol themes of American consumerism and celebrity from the likes of Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman Chuck Close, Richard Avedon and Robert Mapplethorpe. During the exhibit’s roughly three-month run, The Met will also play host to a handful of special programs and talks with guest speakers like TV host and pop culture aficionado Andy Cohen and artists Deborah Kass and Kalup Linzy. Don’t miss this one!
Opens Sept. 18. Suggested donation $25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., 212.535.7710, metmuseum.org