Long-Sharp Gallery | Andy Warhol: A Life Well Drawn | Indianapolis | May 5th – July 29th, 2023
May 5th – July 29th, 2023
Andy Warhol: A Life Well Drawn
An Exploration of Andy Warhol’s Life Through Drawings from His Last Decade
1 N Illinois St Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204
View Online: https://www.longsharpgallery.com/physical-galleries/andy-warhol-a-life-well-drawn
[Indianapolis, Indiana] Andy Warhol: A Life Well Drawn will debut works from Warhol’s last decade, delving into his return to drawing by hand in the 1980s; subject matter captures Warhol’s love of fashion, penchant for books and publishing, and prowess in advertising, among other themes. Drawings in this exhibition have a provenance of the artist’s Estate and were authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The exhibition will be accompanied by a printed catalog including extensive research on each work.
Two microexhibits of Warhol’s works curated by Long-Sharp Gallery will simultaneously take place in Indianapolis. One explores Warhol’s fascination of celebrity through his polaroid photographs of the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Grace Jones, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Russell Means; a second microexhibit offers a glimpse into Warhol’s time spent in Montauk (NY) through his silver gelatin photographs. Each of these exhibits is a testament to Long-Sharp Gallery’s expertise in the life and work of Andy Warhol – inasmuch as one can become an expert in an artist who urged the public to look no further than his art.
The opening reception of Andy Warhol: A Life Well Drawn will take place on Friday, May 5th as a part of the Indy Arts Council’s First Friday celebrations. This reception, from 6-9pm, is sponsored by Conrad Indianapolis and is free and open to the public. The microexhibits featuring polaroid and silver gelatin photographs are located within the hotel’s public space. To preview the exhibition in advance of the May First Friday reception, please contact the gallery.