My friend Stiles is the chairman of the Board at the Baltimore Museum of Art, one of the most well-respected museums on the East Coast. Their Cone Collection of modern French Art is unparalleled anywhere in the world.Beginning on October 17th, a retrospective of Andy Warhol’s last decade of work will be opening at the BMA and it looks like it will be MAJOR! As the catalogue says,
Highlights include psychologically revealing fright wig self-portraits, three variations on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and collaborations with younger artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat that reveal the dramatic transformation of Warhol’s artistic style. He introduces new techniques, reengages in the physical act of art making, and explores painting in a culture awash with commercial and photographic imagery. Through these works, several not exhibited until after the artist's death, Warhol continually asks viewers to contemplate celebrity (including his own), glamour, and death in the contemporary era.
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is a special ticketed exhibition, with a complimentary audio tour included with your ticket. Tickets go on sale September 15, 2010. General admission to the BMA's collection is free to everyone—every day!