Friday, July 21, 2017

When Jamie Wyeth painted Andy Warhol's dachshund

Show Us Your Walls
By Brett Sokol
Jamie Wyeth at his country home with a recent portrait of Andy Warhol holding his dog Archie. Credit 2017 Jamie Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
CHADDS FORD, Pa. — “He’d come down here for the weekend, but I don’t think he was too crazy about the country,” the painter Jamie Wyeth recalled, wryly, of Andy Warhol’s visits to the bucolic southeastern Pennsylvania farm where Mr. Wyeth still lives. Each had come to represent a warring camp within the art world: Mr. Wyeth was a proxy for, and inheritor of, his father’s status as the paragon of realist traditions, with their emphasis on technical skill and a reverence for the rural terra firma; Mr. Warhol was the standard-bearer of an urban demimonde, with an aversion to anything smacking of “flyover country.” [More]