Thirty Are Better Than One—an exhibition of more than 100 artworks by Andy Warhol—has opened at The Brant Foundation’s East Village location in New York.
The survey of work spans the entirety of Warhol’s career, from his early drawings and intimate Polaroids to instantly recognizable silkscreens and sculptures, and is curated by Peter M. Brant , an early patron, collaborator, and close friend of the artist. Brant’s wife Stephanie Seymour Brant is also acknowledged for her support in realizing the exhibition, which takes its title from Warhol’s 1963 work depicting 30 scaled-down, silk-screened images of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Brant’s close relationship with Warhol started with their first meeting in 1967. His first purchase was the 1962 drawing, “Campbell’s Soup Can (Chicken with Rice)“, followed by “Shot Light Blue Marilyn”, one of Warhol’s most iconic works. Today, Brant’s collection is considered one of the most comprehensive in the world.
The exhibition includes Warhol’s work from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s through to his death in 1987. Shown together, the exhibition explores not only the artist’s inventive appropriation of pop culture imagery, but also the contradictions that exist in American life.
A line of merchandise created in collaboration with The Warhol Foundation and the Artist Rights Society, is exclusively available at The Brant Foundation Shop.
Tiffany & Co., which has a special history of collaborating with Andy Warhol, is the lead sponsor of the exhibition, which will feature some of these collaborations, such as “Pin the Tail on The Donkey,” a beautiful folding screen created for Tiffany’s window in 1954.
The exhibition is open through July 31.