ANDY WARHOL: HIGH NOON
A BEVERLY HILLS EXHIBITION
On view September 8 – November 8, 2015
REVOLVER GALLERY TO SHOWCASE ITS NEWEST ANDY WARHOL ACQUISITION
This September, Revolver Gallery continues its international exhibition schedule in Beverly Hills with High Noon, a showcase of a full suite of Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians in its entirety for the first time in Beverly Hills.
Curated by Los Angeles-based Revolver Gallery, High Noon, features a complete suite of matching numbered impressions of one of Warhol’s most iconic series of works on paper from his late 80s period. One of his final portfolios, works on view will include portraits of historical figures such as Geronimo and General Custer, Hollywood film icons John Wayne and Annie Oakley, and other artistic portrayals of Native American genre.
As seen in much of Warhol’s later work, the artist explored subjects concerning myth, folklore and death. This can be seen in Warhol’s Myths series, also from the 80s. It is within this series of work that Warhol pays homage not only to an idealized and more romantic interpretation of the history of the old west, but to the stereotypes associated with Native American culture, artifact and tradition as seen in such works as the Kachina Dolls, Indian Plains Shield and Northwest Coast Mask. In his trademark execution, Warhol’s stylized depiction of these subjects calls viewers to wrestle with and question their own perceptions the Old American Quest.
Learn more about Warhol’s full suite of Cowboys and Indians.