Andy Warhol’s monumental series of paintings was acquired directly from the artist in 1979 for Dia’s permanent collection. These variously colored silk-screened abstractions are hung edge-to-edge to fill the perimeter of a gallery in conformity with Warhol’s original installation, which he designated as “one painting with . . . parts.”
The paintings were first exhibited in January 1979 at 393 West Broadway, a site that now houses the long-term installation of Walter De Maria’s The Broken Kilometer (1979). Shadows was the second exhibition in Dia’s facility at 545 West 22nd Street, and the work was on view at Dia:Beacon from 2003 to 2011 and again from 2013 to 2014.
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
April 21–July 29, 2011
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
September 25, 2011–January 15, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
September 20, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
October 1, 2015–February 7, 2016
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao
February 28–October 2, 2016
The Yuz Museum, Shanghai
October 28, 2016–January 15, 2017
Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928. He died in New York City in 1987.
Dia's Andy, a magazine inspired in part by the design of Interview includes texts by and interviews with Warhol, facsimiles of early reviews of Warhol's works and exhibitions, texts focusing on the work included in the exhibition, and a new essay by art historian Liz Kotz on Warhol's A: A Novel.