One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions in recent years is on view at the Tyler Museum of Art
with Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots, open to the public Sunday, Oct. 1 through Jan. 7, 2018 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus.
The exhibition, organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, features close to 40 works by the late Pop Art icon, including a series of Warhols signature silkscreen prints drawn from the Cochran Collection of LaGrange, Ga., and a collection of his celebrity-centric Polaroid photographs from the Meadows Museum of American Art at Centenary College of Louisiana.
Screen Prints & Snapshots showcases several distinct bodies of work from the later career of Warhol, widely recognized as the father of the Pop Art movement and known for his renderings of Campbells Soup cans, Brillo boxes and the cult of celebrity that surrounded his Manhattan studio The Factory.
Highlights of Screen Prints & Snapshots include the silkscreen prints from the 1986 Cowboys and Indians he completed shortly before his death, spotlighting such iconic subjects as John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt and Geronimo; his 1981 Myths series, featuring touchstones of American pop culture including Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody and Superman; and selections from his Flash, Flowers and Television series. Rounding out the exhibition are a selection of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints, shot from 1958 until Warhols 1987 death and offering insight into his intimate relationship with his celebrity friends Dolly Parton, Jack Nicklaus and Pia Zadora among them.