Warhol and the West (Hardcover)
Warhol and the West explores for the first time the range of western imagery Warhol produced. New scholarship examines how Warhol’s western work merges the artist’s ubiquitous portrayal of celebrities with his interest in cowboys, American Indians, and other western motifs. His work in the western genre is immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational, and sometimes confrontational. This body of work furthers our understanding of how the American West infiltrates the public’s imagination through contemporary art and popular culture.
The major traveling exhibition includes more than 100 objects and works of art including source materials revealing Warhol’s process. The accompanying catalogue will feature essays by heather ahtone of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (AICCM) in Oklahoma City, Faith Brower of the Tacoma Art Museum, and Seth Hopkins of the Booth Western American Art Museum, as well as 12 additional contributors: Tony Abeyta, Sonny Assu, Gregg Deal, Lara M. Evans, Michael R. Grauer, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Thomas S. Kalin, Gloria Lomahaftewa, Daryn A. Melvin, Andrew Patrick Nelson, Chelsea Weathers, and Rebecca West.
Published in association with Tacoma Art Museum.
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA: August 25–December 31, 2019
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK: January 31–May 10, 2020
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA: Summer 2020
About the Author
Faith Brower is the Haub Curator of Western American Art at Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington.
Seth Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
— Cowboys & Indians