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Andy Warhol

Vrej Baghoomian Gallery; Robert Miller Gallery

The current glut of media attention for Andy Warhol and his work would probably turn off most viewers if it were directed toward any other artist. But Warhol’s art can be viewed in small doses or in large quantities and still prove inexhaustibly interesting. The simultaneity of these shows—drawings at the Robert Miller Gallery, work in various media at the Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, paintings at Gagosian Gallery, as well as film screenings at the Whitney Museum—forms a wide-ranging survey demonstrating Warhol’s versatility.

The most illuminating exhibition is the collection of paintings, drawings, and photographs at Vrej Baghoomian, organized by former Warhol assistant and photo archivist Gerard Malanga. Several of the paintings here reflect the best aspects of Warhol’s work of the ’60s by transcending the more trivial concerns of Pop art. These include 12 Jackies, 1965, Christmas Marilyn,

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