Vivien Fryd to Lecture on Andy Warhol’s Prints at the Portland Museum of Art

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Mao (II.91), 1972. Screenprint. 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Mao (II.91), 1972. Screenprint. 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Portland-area Vanderbilt Alumni Club has invited Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, to lecture on Andy Warhol’s prints currently on view at the Portland Museum of Art. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, and the exhibition, Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, is on view through January 1.

This major retrospective, encompassing more than 250 Warhol prints and ephemera from Portland-based collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, establishes Warhol’s innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of four decades through his nearly singular use of the silkscreen process, a largely commercial format that Warhol elevated to high art status.

Warhol’s well-known fascination with popular culture instills the exhibition with a chronicle of American life in the second half of the twentieth century: from icons Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe to the Birmingham civil rights protests, political posters of the 1970s, and 1980s ad campaigns.

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