DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > The Andy Archetype: Works from the Permanent Collection
Andy Warhol, $1, 1982. Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, extra, out of edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 2013.38
Phillip Pearlstein, Untitled [nude reclining on carpet], 1970. Lithograph. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of John and Mary Gedo, 2010.6
Ralph Arnold, Who You/Yeah Baby, ca. 1968. Oil and collage on canvas. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, Art Acquisition Endowment, 2008.81
Characterized by boldly colored, flattened, and decontextualized images, Andy Warhol’s ubiquitous style transforms mundane cultural subjects into venerated works of art. Iconic in its own right, Warhol’s distinctive approach to image making has become as pervasive and recognizable as his celebrity and commercial subjects. Often associated with consumerism, sexuality, and celebrity, elements of Warhol’s aesthetic have been employed by numerous artists to explore similar themes in their own work. The Andy Archetype: Works from the Permanent Collection brings together prints and photographs by Warhol and other pieces from DePaul Art Museum’s permanent collection that engage with Warhol’s stylistic approach and choice of subject matter. An exercise in comparison, the juxtaposition of these works invites diverse readings of Warhol’s archetypal style as an expressive tool with its own symbolic connotations.
The Andy Archetype is organized by DePaul Art Museum and curated by Amy Kellenberger, DePaul Class of 2015.