Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Collecting contemporary art, 1960-2015 by Herbert and Lenore Schorr

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Leonardo da Vinci's Greatest Hits, 1982. Acrylic, oil paintstick and paper collage on canvas, 213.2 x 183.3 cm. The Schorr Family Collection © Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York / ADAGP, Paris
NEW JERSEY---Princeton University Art Museum presents "Collecting Contemporary, 1960–2015: Selections from the Schorr Collection" featuring pioneering artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. The exhibition includes approximately twenty prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs acquired by Herbert Schorr and Lenore Schorr over the last fifty-odd years. The exhibition includes striking examples of Pop art, whose practitioners’ fascination with celebrities and commercial imagery defined much of the art of the 1960s.