Neil Printz on Andy Warhol’s “AFTER DE CHIRICO”
21 June 2017 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the concluding program of CIMA’s fourth season, a talk by Neil Printz, editor of the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, on Warhol’s “After de Chirico” series. In 1982, William Rubin organized a Giorgio de Chirico exhibition at MoMA, which focused on de Chirico’s celebrated Metaphysical paintings, the work of the 1910s. In the catalogue, Rubin reproduced a two-page spread of 18 different versions of de Chirico’s iconic painting, The Disquieting Muses, all executed between 1945 and 1960. The original, painted in 1918, is now on view at CIMA. These images, key to the controversy and “scandal” that has surrounded de Chirico’s reputation as a painter ever since, thrilled Warhol, who recognized their affinity to the seriality of his own work. That year, Warhol embarked on a series of 23 paintings and 11 drawings “after de Chirico.” Dr. Printz will delve into Warhol’s intense identification with the theatricality of de Chirico’s persona and his subversive status within the avant-garde. He will also examine the after-effect of de Chirico’s late work upon Warhol’s own late painting.