Warhol’s Spring Crocuses

We have been with Andy Warhol (1928-1987, American) at a Whitney Museum review of his work on the 30th anniversary of his death.  

 

 

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Flowers, 1964, set against Cow Wallpaper (Pink on Yellow), 1966. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc, New York loaned to the Whitney Museum of (North) American Art, NY in 2018/19

 Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

 

  The Whitney hung flower paintings on cow wallpaper painting following a direction from the artist  that all works in the 1971 retrospective at the Whitney Museum be hung on this wallpaper.

 

Warhol accompanied us to the white and purple Spring crocuses at Winterthur, Delaware (legacy of Henry Francis du Pont, 1880-1969, American).

 

“It’s just a crocus” he said: ” Then it will be just a photograph,” he said.

 

“Multiply them and luxuriate.  They are not going to eat you and it won’t cost you any more than having just one or two. More is always better,” he said.

“Come on, come on, come on,” he said……….

 

 

 

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A pale purple Spring crocus in the park at Winterthur, Delaware on March 24, 2019

 

 

“What?  No cows here? Where are the cows?” Andy asked.

 

 

 

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Henry Francis du Pont raised prizewinning Holstein-Friesian cows and  they, too, have long since gone……

 

 

 

 

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White and purple Spring crocuses in the park at Winterthur, Delaware on March 24, 2019

 

 

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Detail of a series of Andy Warhol’s Flowers, 1963, on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY in 2018/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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