Warhol's Marilyn Monroe silkscreen

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol got his fifteen minutes of fame…and then some. To celebrate the late artist, the Whitney Museum is hosting an exhibition: Andy Warhol–From A to B and Back Again through the end of March. This has been a long time coming, as it’s the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989–two years after his death.

The collection is huge, comprised of 350 works, including films, privately held erotic sketches, and tons of portraits depicting musicians, athletes, socialites and more. Warhol’s entire four-decade career is represented, but visitors will be most familiar with the works that he created during the 60s, like the Triple Elvis (1963), Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962), and Marilyn Monroe Series (1962, 1967).

But don’t miss out on his work as a commercial illustrator in the 50s or later, never-before exhibited pieces, like the black-and-white hand painted Mark of the Beast, chock full of religious imagery. Collaborations with younger artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat are also on display, including their 1984 painting, Paramount. 

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $18 for seniors and students. Kids 18 and under are free. Same-day tickets are available at the museum, but you can avoid lines and purchase them online here.

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