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Art June, 21 2010

“Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade (which began at the Milwaukee Museum of Art) opened the Brooklyn Museum of Art stop over the weekend. The exhibition will remain in King’s County through September 12, 2010.

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is the first U.S. museum survey to examine the late work of American artist Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Encompassing nearly fifty works, the exhibition reveals the artist’s vitality, energy, and renewed spirit of experimentation. During this time Warhol produced more works, in a considerable number of series and on a vastly larger scale, than at any other point in his forty-year career. It was a decade of great artistic development for him, during which a dramatic transformation of his style took place alongside the introduction of new techniques.

Some of the work exhibited includes collaborative mixed-media assemblages, like the piece above – Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988), and Francesco Clemente (Italian, born 1952). Origin of Cotton, 1984. Mixed media on canvas, 50 ½ x 71 in. (128 x 180.5 cm). Private Collection, Courtesy Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich. © 2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © 2010 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, NY.

More examples of exhibited work in Andy Warhol: The Last Decade after the jump.

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