Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ArtNet's Daily Pic: Andy Warhol’s Christ as a 90-pound weakling?

By Blake Gopnik
Detail of THE DAILY PIC (#1660) is part of the Last Supper Series (1996)
PITTSBURGH---This is probably the touchstone piece in the important show called “Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body” that opened Friday at the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. Incredibly, it is the first exhibition to bring Warhol into contact with the corporeal issues that have been hot in the art of the last several decades. Warhol comes off, as he should, as the first of the great postmoderns. Today’s Pic is part of the Last Supper series that Warhol worked on in 1986, only months before his unexpected death. The painting in today’s Pic, for instance, was actually executed with glow-in-the-dark paint. [link]

The Andy Warhol Museum: "Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body" (Ends January 22, 2017); 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA; (412)237-8300; warhol.org
The Last Supper, in black light, where Christ and the bodybuilder are aligned side-by-side.