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Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth, Andy Warhol & Jamie Wyeth Portraits of Each Other Signed Exhibition Promo, 1976

Andy Warhol, Jamie Wyeth | Andy Warhol & Jamie Wyeth Portraits of Each Other Exhibition Promo | 1976 | Signed by both artists | Cardstock  | 9.75″ x 23.5″

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  • Andy Warhol & Jamie Wyeth Portraits of Each Other was a unique exhibition held in 1976 at the Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania.  The exhibition highlighted the various dichotomies between James Wyeth and Andy Warhol because, although they were contemporaries, the two artists represented different movements of the avant-garde.  In his works, Wyeth celebrated the revival of realism in American art by painting naturalistic yet visually complex portraits and landscapes that captured life in rural Maine, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Andy Warhol, on the other hand, is considered a leading icon of the Pop Art movement whose works exemplify the mass-production of consumer goods that defused the personal symbolism of abstract expressionism.  Despite the difference in personality and artistic philosophy, the exhibition emphasized the deep respect that the two artists had for one another and the envy they possessed for each other’s artistic styles. Warhol particularly commended Wyeth’s impeccable technique, saying, “I love his work. I always wished I could paint like him.” Wyeth had always had a particular fascination with Warhol’s earlier paintings, seeing certain parallels between Warhol’s representational paintings and his own work. He stated, “I thought that the Brillo boxes and the soup cans of Warhol’s had a certain power to them. Warhol had taken the actual object, not really messed around with it or abstracted it in any way and it had a certain vitality. Why abstract the object if the object is what hits you?” This mutual interest in the other’s work resulted in a portrait-exchange between the two artists in 1975. The outcome of this collaboration, a collection of portraits and studies that were completed in each artist’s signature style and technique, was exhibited.

    The exhibition promo in the Worthington Collection is a limited edition (10/100) and it includes a black and white photo of Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth on the front (not shown), the exhibition information on the first inner leaf, and two color prints depicting each artist, which are signed by the artists under their respective images.  The Limited Edition Signed Exhibition Promo has been custom framed and matted under glass.

    For more information, See the Smithsonian Library Article Here.

  • Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    9.75"

    Width

    23.5"

    Depth

    .1"

    Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    9.75"

    Width

    23.5"

    Depth

    .1"

    Artist / Maker

    Andy Warhol

    Date

    20th Century

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Memorabilia

    Size

    M (up to 30 in.)

    Support

    Paper