August 18, 1998 -May 1, 1999
This exhibition focused on the ten-silkscreen images of Marilyn Monroe and the glamorous, but superficial lifestyle she represented. Pop artist Andy Warhol found his subject matter among the mass produced symbols of modern urban America. Treating them in an impersonal manner, he produced images of common household products such as Campbell’s soup cans, Brillo pads, Del Monte peaches, and Coca-Cola bottles. Other images included popular public personalities like President John Kennedy, Jackie Onassis, Elvis, Judy Garland, and Marilyn Monroe. Warhol’s fascination with the idealized, illusionary beauty of Hollywood was the impetus behind his images of the “stars”.