Andy Warhol's "Shadows" Returns to Its Hometown

Andy Warhol's "Shadows" Returns to Its Hometown

Dia is bringing the artist's most abstract work to Calvin Klein's 205W39NYC.

Dia is bringing the artist's most abstract work to Calvin Klein's 205W39NYC.

Recognized as one of Andy Warhol's most epic and abstract works, "Shadows" is returning back to New York City finding its temporary home at Calvin Klein headquarters. First presented by Dia in 1979, "Shadows" is a monumental piece in which Warhol combines his practices of film, painting, screen-printing, and photography to build a singular work that remains under the umbrella of his signature stylings.

Running concurrently with the Whitney's retrospective Andy Warhol–From A to B and Back Again, the "Shadows" installation is made possible by Calvin Klein and will host a series of public programming and the third book in Dia's Artists on Artists Lecture Series, a published work of essays about Warhol by contemporary artists.

In a press release, Dia's Nathalie de Gunzburg Director Jessica Morgan says, “Andy Warhol was among the original group of artists championed by Dia in the 1970s, and the depth and duration of the relationship lead to Dia’s acquisition of over two hundred works by the artist as well as the eventual gift in the 1990s of the majority of these works for the creation of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. One of Warhol’s most enigmatic works, 'Shadows' became an iconic part of Dia’s collection when it was first shown in 1979.

The presentation of this work provides a rare opportunity to fully appreciate the remarkable use of seriality and difference in his practice. This exhibition marks the first time in twenty years that visitors will be able to experience the work in New York City, where it made its debut, before it returns to Dia:Beacon. Placed within the broader context of Dia’s programming and the creative continuum of Warhol’s work on view at the Whitney, we hope this presentation will shed new light on one of the artist’s most complex and remarkable works.”

Opening tomorrow October 26, the "Shadows" installation can be found at 205 West 39th Street in the street level Calvin Klein space, until December 15, 2018, when it will reopen at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York, next year.

Peep the installation below, and make sure you stop by to see Warhol's "Shadows" in its hometown!

Andy Warhol
Shadows, 1978–79
Installation of 72 of 102 paintings
Acrylic, variously silkscreened and painted on canvas
76 x 52 inches (193 x 132 cm) each
Dia Art Foundation
Photo: Bill Jacobson
Credits: IMAGES COURTESY OF CALVIN KLEIN

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