Monday, September 21, 2015

Crystal Bridges - Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth Exhibit

On Labor Day Margot, Mom, Tom, Misheil and I visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Currently they are hosting a special exhibition of the works of Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth.

This portrait of Warhol was painted by Wyeth.

The dog's name is Archie.

This is Warhol's Endangered Species series.

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Flowers were a common theme of Warhol's work over the years.

Nude Three-Quarter Figure Nureyev (Study #18) was painted by Jaime Wyeth in 1977. Does Three-Quarter mean from the knees up or 3/4 of a foot?

Nureyev defected in 1971 at the age of 23. He died of AIDS in 1993.

Warhol bought this stuffed dog in the late 60's thinking it was once owned by Cecil B. DeMille hence the name Cecil.

The dog was never owned by DeMille but was a champion and was displayed at the Dog Hall of Fame at Yale University's Peabody Museum until the museum closed in 1964.

Here Margot looks at some cat pictures by Warhol.

These are works of  Jamie Wyeth.

Wyeth is the son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth.

The exhibition covered 6 decades of Wyeth's work.

Twin Houses was painted in 1969.

The picture on the left, Portrait of Shorty was painted in 1963 when Wyeth was 17 years old.

I found the sheep to be very striking. I had to remind myself it is a painting not a photograph.

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Wyeth painted Inferno in 2006.

Crystal Bridges is preparing to display Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House on the grounds. The house will open on Nov 11, 2015.

This house was originally built for Gloria Bachman and Abraham Wilson in 1954 along the Millstone River in New Jersey. Because of the risk of flooding the subsequent owners decide to sell it to an institution that would relocate it. The house was disassembled and rebuilt in Bentonville, AR.

The spider sculpture is titled Maman and is by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010). It was cast in 1999.

Here is an interesting video on the erection of the sculpture.

Erection of the Spider


  1. Nude Three-Quarter Figure Nureyev (Study #18) was painted by Jaime Wyeth. Take a look at the signature to be sure ;)