The Brant Foundation is playing host to a massive new exhibition of over 100 artworks by Andy Warhol at its East Village location in New York. Entitled Thirty Are Better Than One, the show is curated by the gallery’s founder, Peter M. Brant, who was a friend and early patron of the artist, and covers each period in Warhol’s prolific career.
The show is named after Warhol’s famous reinterpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, in which he screen-printed 30 black-and-white images of the painting onto a canvas. Created in 1963, shortly after Warhol’s early stint as a commercial artist, the artwork would come to anticipate the many silkscreen reproductions he would be known for, as he showcased an “acute interest in mechanical repetition, the excess of images, and the disruption of art world hierarchies,” wrote the foundation in a statement.
Visitors will be able to experience a truly encompassing look into Warhol’s impact on the history of art just from one collection — from his early beginnings in the 1950s to his final years in the ’80s, the exhibition maps out Warhol’s knack for experimentation across drawings and intimate Polaroid photos, along with his signature screenprints and sculptures.
Complementing the show is a collection of home goods and apparel made in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Thirty Are Better Than One kicked off last month and will be on view at The Brant Foundation in New York until July 31.
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