Art History: Redux

  • Jun 29, 2013 – Oct 20, 2013
  • The Gregory D. Ivy Gallery, The Weatherspoon Guild Gallery
David Wurtzel, "La Tempesta", 1976, aquatint etching on paper, 26 x 19
3/4 in. Gift of Porter Aichele and Fritz Janschka, 1993.

Did you know?

WAM's painting Cindy Sherman was recently on loan to the Andy Warhol Museum for its special exhibition Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a mid-career retrospective of this New York artist's paintings, photographs and sculpture.  The exhibition showcased Kass’ achievements over the course of her three-decade career, particularly post-1992 when she began appropriating the work of Andy Warhol using her own celebrity heroes. WAM's painting consists of a double portrait of the photographer Cindy Sherman posing as Warhol's Liza Minnelli. Now that the painting has returned from Pittsburgh, it will be on display as part of Art History: Redux

This journey through the history of art will explore the nuanced distinctions between inspiration, innovation, and imitation. In the works included in the exhibit, the artists consider and probe art historical precedents in search of standards, ideals and icons, but ultimately produce unique objects that are noteworthy in themselves.

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