Frederick Weisman 328 by Andy Warhol is a 1984 screenprint of the father of Richard Weisman, the man who had previously commissioned the Athlete Series. He was a collector, art lover and founder of the Fredrick R. Weisman Art foundation. Warhol was known for his infatuation with celebrities, and Weisman was no average joe. He spent time with many other famous people, even having his skull fractured by Frank Sinatra in the sixties at the polo lounge in Los Angeles. As in his earlier print of Weisman, Warhol is able to portray him as the powerful businessman, art collector, and philanthropist he was. He does this through the subtle prominence he places on Frederick’s suit and quaffed hair. That being said, Warhol stabilizes the tilt of Frederick’s head to the left with the red square, creating a well-balanced composition.
Frederick Weisman 328 by Andy Warhol as Part of His Larger Body of Work
Weisman’s legacy continues on throughout America, through the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, the Weisman Art Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, which displays modern and contemporary art in a “house museum style.” Weisman’s name is also carried on at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where the Weisman Art Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, is located. However, the University of Minnesota is not the only college campus with the Weisman name. Pepperdine University in Malibu, California is home of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.