The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new exhibit opening next week, and it’s all about Andy. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years examines Warhol’s creative oeuvre alongside the work of dozens of high-profile artists that have taken influence directly from the Pop Art-maestro. From Jeff Koons to Ai Wei Wei to Cindy Sherman, see how the artist has affected generations of giants. Watch the influence build, compound, and transform: When Warhol turned the images of the everyday commodity of Coca Cola bottles into art, he was making a statement about US commercialism, making the banal iconic. When Ai inscribed a Neolithic vase with the logo, he made an entirely different statement about his own culture, linking the inflated value of historic artifacts and the old traditions they represent to that of a commercial product, making the iconic banal. And so on. From celebrity portraits to queer identity, get a preview of the exhibit in our slideshow.
Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Green Coca-Cola Bottles 1962. Silkscreen, acrylic, and graphite on canvas 82 3/8 x 57 in. (209.2 x 144.8 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Ai Wei Wei (Chinese, born 1957) Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo 2010. Paint on Neolithic vase (5000–3000 BC) 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (24.8 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm) Mary Boone, New York. Courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), Self-Portrait 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas 72 x 72 in. (182.9 x 182.9 cm) Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Douglas Gordon (British, born 1966) Self-Portrait as Kurt Cobain, as Andy Warhol, as Myra Hindley, as Marilyn Monroe, (detail), 1996. Chromogenic print 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches (75cm x 75cm) Audrey Irmas, Los Angeles © 2012 Studio lost but found. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) Screen Test: Nico 1966. Still of a 16mm film transferred to DVD, black-and-white, 4 min. Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. ©2012 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.
Gerhard Richter (German, born1932) Helga Matura 1966 Oil on canvas. 70 7/8 x 43 5/16 in. (180 x 110 cm) Art Gallery of Ontario © Atelier Gerhard Richter 2012
Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) Nine Jackies 1964. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas 65 x 53 x 2 in. (165.1 x 134.6 x 5.1 cm) overall The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Gift of Halston, 1983(1983.606.14-.22) © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jeff Koons (American, 1955) Michael Jackson and Bubbles 1988 Porcelain. 42 x 70 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Purchase through the Marian and Bernard Messenger Fund and restricted funds ©Jeff Koons
Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) Marilyn Monroe’s Lips 1962. Synthetic polymer, silkscreen, and graphite on canvas 82 3/4 x 80 3/4 in. (210.2 x 205.1 cm) left panel 82 3/4 x 82 3/8 in. (210.2 x 209.2 cm) right panel Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C., Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972 © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954) Untitled 1982. Chromogenic print, ed. 43 of 125 15 7/16 x 7 1/8 in. (39.2 x 18.1 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Purchase, Eugene M. Schwartz Gift, 1983 (1983.1101) Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York