Directors’ Foreword by Seth Hopkins, Natalie Shirley, and David Setford
Essays by heather ahtone, Faith Brower, and Seth Hopkins
Even ardent fans of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) may be surprised to learn that he created a significant body of western work. Drawn to the lore and lure of the American West throughout his life, Warhol was heavily influenced by its mythology and iconography, conveyed primarily through film and television and revealed at various points in his life by toys, clothing, and travel. Warhol and the West explore for the first time the range of western-themed imagery Warhol produced. Immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational, and sometimes confrontational, this body of work furthers our understanding of how the American West infiltrates the public’s imagination through contemporary art and popular culture.
The Warhol and the West catalogue was published by the Booth Western Art Museum, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum in association with the University of California Press. The traveling exhibition of the same name was co-organized by the Booth Western Art Museum, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum.
The major traveling exhibition includes more than 100 objects and works of art including source materials revealing Warhol’s process. The accompanying catalogue will feature essays by heather ahtone of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (AICCM) in Oklahoma City, Faith Brower of the Tacoma Art Museum, and Seth Hopkins of the Booth Western American Art Museum, as well as 12 additional contributors: Tony Abeyta, Sonny Assu, Gregg Deal, Lara M. Evans, Michael R. Grauer, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Thomas S. Kalin, Gloria Lomahaftewa, Daryn A. Melvin, Andrew Patrick Nelson, Chelsea Weathers, and Rebecca West.
Dimensions: 9" x 10.5"
87 color illustrations
Published by University of California Press in association with Tacoma Art Museum