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Andy Warhol with Archie in Profile (Study #8)

Catalog Data

Artist:
James Browning Wyeth, born 6 Jul 1946  Search this
Sitter:
Andy Warhol, 6 Aug 1928 - 22 Feb 1987  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal, gouache and watercolor on cardboard
Dimensions:
Sheet: 134.6 x 106.7cm (53 x 42")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1976
Exhibition Label:
In the spring of 1976, Jamie Wyeth moved into Andy Warhol’s studio, The Factory, for a mutual portrait session. Wyeth had long wanted to paint the famous older artist, and he produced a finished oil and twenty-four studies delineating Warhol’s physical flaws in painful detail. Drawn to and challenged by Warhol’s guarded demeanor, Wyeth admitted that the blond-wigged “child face as innocent as unscribbled white paper” made the task more difficult. The two became lifelong friends, however. Both had experienced national fame as well as withering criticism from the art press for their different versions of representational art.
The 1976 opening of Coe Kerr Gallery’s exhibition of their work attracted a celebrity-studded New York City crowd. But while most critics assumed the two artistic approaches were antithetical, Wyeth’s harrowing portrayal was as impenetrable a surface-only depiction as Warhol’s glamorous one. Beauty and homeliness can both mask the individual.
Topic:
Andy Warhol: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Andy Warhol: Male  Search this
Andy Warhol: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Andy Warhol: Communications\Publisher\Magazine  Search this
Andy Warhol: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Andy Warhol: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Andy Warhol: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
EXH.FF.52
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Jamie Wyeth
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
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