Andy Warhol’s Pop Art Comes to The Peninsula New York

Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Set of 10 1982-1987
Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Set of 10 1982-1987

Some of Andy Warhol’s most famous works will be on display in The Peninsula New York until October, in celebration of the hotel’s 30th anniversary

After opening its doors in 1988, The Peninsula New York is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a curated art exhibition celebrating artists who were prominent in the 1980s. The exhibition, installed throughout the public spaces of the hotel, features a collection of original works of Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Barbara Kreuger.

In addition to the works, the exhibition features three iconic portraits of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat by famed photographer Michael Halsband, from when the two visited his studio on July 10, 1985. The images were taken to create a boxing-style poster to announce the collaboration of the two artists for a future exhibition. The three portraits are on display in the hotel’s Palm Court, while 10 original screen prints of Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup’ are on display in the upper lobby seating area, for visitors to view until the end of October.

Andy Warhol is viewed as the father of a movement that shaped the New York art world during the 1980s. The story of his famed Campbell’s Soup works not only established the beginning of the Pop Art movement in 1962, it became one of the most iconic, signature pieces of Andy Warhol’s career.

Warhol’s interpretation of Chairman Mao resulted in the creation of a portfolio that contains ten brightly colored, monumental portraits that now cover the walls of the hotel’s Gotham Lounge and are available to view until the end of August. These portraits illustrate Warhol’s fascination with the clash of imagery between Communist propaganda and Western fashion, in keeping with his portraits of other famed celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.

Additional works by Andy Warhol available for viewing through October at The Peninsula New York include ‘Sausage Tree’ (1986), ‘Toy Painting Robot’ (1981) and ‘Diamond Dusk Candy Box’ (1981), all of which are on view in the upper lobby.

Other works by famous artists Keith Haring, Francesco Clemente, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Barbara Kruger are also on display throughout the hotel until the end of October.

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