Andy Warhol, Shadows, 1978-9.
Andy Warhol’s Shadows (1978–79) will return to New York City this October, marking a homecoming for the monumental work that was first presented by Dia in the city in 1979. A single painting in multiple parts, Shadows is one of Warhol’s most abstract works, yet one that cohesively synthesizes key elements of his practice, including film, painting, photography, and screenprinting. On view October 26 through December 15, 2018, at 205 West 39th Street, a streetfront space in Calvin Klein, Inc.’s headquarters, the installation will surround the viewer with a series of canvases, presented edge-to-edge around the perimeter of the room, in conformity with Warhol’s original vision. Following its New York presentation, the work will reopen as a long-term installation at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York, in 2019.
Exhibited concurrently with the retrospective Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York presentation of Shadows will be animated by a series of public programs and a publication of essays by contemporary artists on Warhol, the third book in Dia’s Artists on Artists Lecture Series. The presentation and conservation of the work have been made possible by CALVIN KLEIN.
Shadows is organized by Dia. Major support for the exhibition and conservation of the work is provided by CALVIN KLEIN.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Jacobson Studio.)