Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune -an exhibition exclusive to the McNay and San Antonio- assembles over 150 objects in all media, drawn from the rich collections of the Andy Warhol Museum in the artist’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Looking at Warhol’s lifelong obsession with both fame and disaster, the works included in this broad survey juxtapose icons of popular culture, legendary entertainers, art world luminaries, and world leaders, with images of suicides, automobile accidents, skulls, and an electric chair. This diverse range of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and films spans the three prolific decades of Warhol’s career, beginning in the mid-1950s and continuing through 1986, the year prior to his death.
This exhibition was organized by the McNay Art Museum.
Funding is generously provided by the Mays Family Foundation, the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment, the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions, the Marcia and Otto Koehler Foundation, the Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust, Sandi and Bob Kolitz, Carolyn and Allan Paterson, NuStar Energy, the Director’s Circle, and the Host Committee.
Major support is generously provided by members of the Studio 54 Club: Alan Beckstead; Capital Group—Home of American Funds; Jane and Bill Lacy; Connie and Sandy McNab; Barbie and Toby O’Connor; PlainsCapital Bank; Saks Fifth Avenue San Antonio; Amy and Chase Smiley; The Tobin Endowment; and Yurman Design, Inc. Additional support is given by Target.
Media sponsorship is provided by the San Antonio Express-News.