Warhol and The West
August 25, 2019 - January 12, 2020
The first museum exhibition to fully explore Andy Warhol’s love of the west represented in his art, movies, attire, relationships and collecting. In 1986, Warhol completed his Cowboys and Indians portfolio, the last major project before his death. It included images of 14 iconic Western subjects such as Custer, Geronimo and John Wayne. This group of images has been exhibited at many museums, but never in the full context of Warhol’s continued involvement with Western people, places and things.
Warhol’s other Western subjects include Elvis as a movie gunslinger, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, guns, Indian art, Western artists R.C. Gorman, Georgia O’Keeffe and Fritz Scholder, plus two Western movies he produced. Warhol wore cowboy boots more often than not and loved to travel to Taos, Fort Worth, and Colorado. All of this and more will be revealed in Warhol and the West, a major traveling exhibition of more than 100 objects and works of art. The exhibit premieres here at the Booth Western Art Museum before traveling on to Oklahoma City and Tacoma, Washington.