Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art and Associate Provost for the Arts, New York University
Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 PM
150 Animal Sciences Lab, 1207 West Gregory Drive, Urbana
The first decade of Andy Warhol’s career has attracted increasing interest in recent years, but that interest has invariably been oriented toward how his work as a commercial illustrator can be linked to the fine-art world that he would enter after 1961. This lecture instead examines the formation of his art during the 1950s in realation to the actual community of art directors, designers, and illustrators who were his peers and who gave him his salient points of reference, concluding with a look at the ways in which changes in that world helped propel Warhol’s transition to the status of fine artist.