Born in Havana in 1963, Pardo emigrated to the United States in 1969 and graduated from Pasadena's Art Center of Design in 1988. In 2000, Pardo redesigned the bookstore and exhibition space on Dia's first floor. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Warhol (1928-87)transformed himself from a commercial illustrator into one of the most successful and recognized artists of the twentieth century. Dia's most recent presentation of his work was in 1999, when the multipaneled Shadows (1978) was exhibited.