Exhibition Keynote Breakfast: Warhol’s Flower Power

with curator-at-large, Dr. Carol Ockman

February 12 2018 · 8:30am  – 10:30am


Focusing on Warhol’s first silkscreens of brilliantly hued flowers from the early 1960s, Carol Ockman, Ph.D., Selby Gardens’ Curator-at-Large, explores the confluence of events that catapulted him to rock star fame: his increased use of silkscreen, which permitted him to churn out large numbers of images each day; the establishment of the Factory, the vast studio space that not only enabled the mass production of art works but also the fabrication of superstars; and the sociopolitical phenomenon of “Flower Power” itself. Ockman addresses Warhol’s work methods, sources and the question of meaning in his work before turning to the artist’s surprising, if abiding, concern for nature in both his art and life.

Ockman will be joined in part by special guest James Warhola, artist/illustrator and nephew of Andy Warhol, who has great personal recollections of his, “Uncle Andy.” Warhola will also host a book signing following the breakfast.

$50 Friends of the Gardens~Associates; $75 General Admission 

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