Andy at the Top of His Game

September 30, 2014 11:20 PM

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Andy at the Top of His Game

Using electric chairs, car crashes, or a grief-stricken Jackie as subjects in his art, Andy Warhol knew better than anyone else how to stop us in our tracks and force us to stare --and stare again --at his paintings. But would his magic work if he decided to choose as a subject something as ordinary and mundane as, let's say, shadows in a corner of one of the rooms in his New York Factory?

My smart and adventurous listeners, do yourselves a favor: hurry up and go see the new jaw-dropping exhibition, Andy Warhol: Shadows, at the MOCA Grand Avenue. Why jaw-dropping? Here's why. The exhibition consists of 102 large-scale paintings (1978-79) hung with no space between them so that they cr...

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