Andy Warhol: The Last Supper Portraits
September 16, 1994–June 18, 1995, Dia Chelsea
Dia exhibited one of Warhol's major late series: the Last Supper paintings, at 548 West 22nd Street. Based on the renowned painting by Leonardo da Vinci, this image was used by Warhol at the end of his career for a remarkable group of monumental paintings. Approximately half of the dozen vast paintings, some up to forty feet in length, were made by silkscreening the image, and the other half by outlining the image as projected on the canvas. Very few of these monumental Last Supper paintings, often considered Warhol's finest late works, have been seen in United States museums. The initial exhibition for which the series was devised was held in Milan in 1987. Dia brought together five of the major monumental paintings from collections in the U.S. and abroad, plus a group of related works on paper.
Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928. He died in New York in 1987.
Andy Warhol: Memorial
This catalogue for a memorial exhibition in 1987 includes two brief essays from curator Henry Geldzahler.