Art September, 20 2010

“Andy Warhol Enterprises” at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

After reviewing Making Money recently, the forthcoming exhibition Andy Warhol Enterprises at the Indianapolis Museum of Art is a natural post. Warhol’s been subject of three (perhaps four) separate exhibitions over the last 18 or so months, and in each distinct portion of his career is presented with firm and solid new scholarship.

Andy Warhol Enterprises examines Andy Warhol’s lifelong exploration of commerce, consumerism, and the business of art making. With artwork ranging from shop window designs and commercial illustrations of the 1950s to his groundbreaking paintings of consumer products and stars of the 1960s, and ultimately to his ventures into tv, film and magazines of the 70s and 80s, Andy Warhol Enterprises serves as a window into the world of commerce and art, and the ways that Warhol intentionally blurred the lines between the two.

The exhibition opens on October 10 and extends through January 2, 2011. An example of work featured and a preview video for Andy Warhol Enterprises after the leap.

Andy Warhol Dollar Sign, 1981 90 x 70 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. (c) The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Arts Rights Society (ARS), New York