previews

New York

“ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN”

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
November 12 - March 31

Curated by Donna De Salvo with Christie Mitchell and Mark Loiacono

Andy Warhol’s works, persona, and entourage never lose their currency. Every new cohort discovers the style and sensibility of the Factory as if they had been minted yesterday. That phenomenon makes the major retrospective at the Whitney this fall as much a ritualized return as a recapitulation of the receding past. But history will be present in abundance, a wealth of new knowledge and ideas having accumulated since the last such exercise. Whitney deputy director and senior curator Donna De Salvo’s own landmark exhibition of 1989, “Success Is a Job in New York,” brought Warhol’s pre-Pop advertising career into clear view; team member Mark Loiacono closes the circle with unmatched expertise on the artist’s underestimated late work. It can be guaranteed that “From A to B and Back Again” will prove an inescapable cultural event. It also promises an equal intellectual bonanza. Travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May 18, 2019–September 2, 2019; the Art Institute of Chicago, October 20, 2019–January 26, 2020.