Weekend Adventures: Warhol at the High Museum

There's an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia  where Frank wears an Andy Warhol wig basically the entire episode...

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art


There's an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia where Frank wears an Andy Warhol wig basically the entire episode and the gang tries to figure out what is art, and there's a pretty good quote in there somewhere about how art is only worth how much someone is willing to pay for it. So for one person, a piece of art may be worthless, but it could be worth millions to someone else. A lot of people hate pop art, and I'll be honest, some of it looks like a third grader did it, but I really do like it. It's so interesting to me. I mean, I'm not understanding a story behind a Jackson Pollock painting, but I like the way it looks - so sue me.

Anyways, being a teenager (or a scene-ager, if you will) in the 2000s (2003-2009), Andy Warhol created the art of my dreams. I had the soup collection tote bag (and I'm sure you did, too), and you best believe at some point, I created a Myspace profile picture that was Warhol-ified. So when I found out there would be an exhibit of over 200 Warhol pieces at the High Museum in Atlanta, I knew knew knew - I had to be there. 

While we didn't go to the opening night party, Andre and I hit the museum the actual Saturday the exhibit opened. Luckily, it was the first full weekend in June, which meant free museum entry with our Bank of America cards

When we entered the exhibit, I was in complete awe, and I stayed that way throughout. I was in rooms full of actual Warhols, pieces that he had touched and created - complete with his signature and the number of prints made in the corner. Some prints even had the signature of the piece's subject (see below for your friendly neighborhood Mick Jagger). 

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art


There were even a couple of more "mature" rooms that some of Warhol's more risque work (and believe me, it is risque), which I, of course, didn't take any pictures of.


Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art


There were even some of his most famous pieces, including Marilyn and the Campbell's soup cans.


Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art

Andy Warhol, The High Museum, Atlanta, art


On the way out of the exhibit, there is a special gift shop of just Andy Warhol items - from socks to prints, collectors soup cans to stuffed Warhols. We left with a magnet (OF COURSE), and an enamel pin.

If you're in Atlanta between now and September, the exhibit will be here all summer. I loved it so much, there's a chance we would even go back again to see it once more.



What are some of your favorite art pieces? Do you have a particular artist that you love to see?














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