Warhol’s Christianity, on Display at Kentucky's Speed Museum
By Jo Anne Triplett
LOUISVILLE -- Of all the things commonly known about Andy Warhol — former commercial artist, compulsive collector, wig wearer — I have to admit I didn’t know he was deeply religious. Turns out he was a lifelong Catholic.
The Speed Art Museum is reopening after its COVID-19 shut-down with “Andy Warhol: Revelation,” a revealing exhibition that’s the first of its kind to examine Warhol’s art through his faith. The show was organized by José Carlos Diaz, chief curator at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and features over 150 objects from its permanent collection.
Warhol (1928-87) grew up in a devout Byzantine Catholic family. His relationship with the church turned awkward as he grew older and realized he was gay. But he never abandoned it, regularly attending Mass even as an adult. [More]
|The Last Supper’ by Andy Warhol. 1986. Screen print and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1998.1.2126.
‘Andy Warhol: Revelation’ Through Nov. 29 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. speedmuseum.org Prices and times vary