Andy​ ​Warhol:​
A​ ​Day
in​ ​the​ ​Life

Jan. 13 –
May. 6,
2018

Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol: A Day in the Life​ ​intends​ ​to​ ​pull​ ​back​ ​the​ ​veil​ ​on​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​20th​ ​century’s​ ​most important​ ​and​ ​iconographic​ ​artists.​ ​As​ ​with​ ​many​ ​artists​ ​and​ ​celebrity​ ​figures,​ ​Warhol’s​ ​public presence​ ​and​ ​identity​ ​were​ ​tightly​ ​controlled—a​ ​brand​ ​in​ ​and​ ​of​ ​itself.​ ​Warhol​ ​once​ ​said:​ ​“If​ ​you want​ ​to​ ​know​ ​Andy​ ​Warhol,​ ​just​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​surface​ ​of​ ​my​ ​paintings​ ​and​ ​films​ ​and​ ​me,​ ​and​ ​there I​ ​am.​ ​There’s​ ​nothing​ ​behind​ ​it.”​ ​But​ ​the​ ​passage​ ​of​ ​time​ ​and​ ​accounts​ ​from​ ​those​ ​close​ ​to​ ​him reveal​ ​a​ ​different​ ​story.​ ​In​ ​particular,​ ​through​ ​his​ ​daily​ ​photographic​ ​habits,​ ​obsessive​ ​film​ ​and audio​ ​recording,​ ​and​ ​his​ ​daily​ ​practice​ ​of​ ​collecting​ ​ephemera​ ​from​ ​his​ ​daily​ ​life,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to glimpse​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​his​ ​more​ ​intimate​ ​world,​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​perspective​ ​on​ ​one​ ​of​ ​America’s most​ ​famous​ ​artists.

Andy​ ​Warhol:​ ​A​ ​Day​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Life​​​ ​is organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University and curated by Steven L. Bridges, Assistant Curator. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Elizabeth Halsted endowment fund and a gift from the estate of Dr. Clyde L. Burton.