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Andy Warhol, Shadows

December 4, 1998–June 13, 1999, Dia Chelsea



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

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928. He died in New York in 1987.

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Photo: Don Stahl

Dia's Andy

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.

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Andy Warhol: Memorial

This catalogue for a memorial exhibition in 1987 includes two brief essays from curator Henry Geldzahler.

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