Andy Warhol Dark Star

By Christian Viveros-Fauné

Andy Warhol: Dark Star, 2017 (installation view, Museo Jumex, Mexico City). Photo: Moritz Bernoully. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Rights Society, New York

Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 2 June – 17 September According to curator Douglas Fogle, the word disaster can be traced back to a late-sixteenth-century Italian word for ‘ill-starred event’. It’s only fitting then that the curator has turned to this etymology to title his major survey of Andy Warhol’s early works. Warhol called his silkscreened paintings of celebrities and suicides, car crashes, race riots and other tragedies his ‘disaster paintings’. Fogle, for his part, has pegged his hard-edged show with…

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