September 8 - October 28, 2006
ANDY WARHOL: SKULLS & HAMMER AND SICKLES
This politically charged exhibition of silk screens on canvas acted as a posthumous premiere, as the show was originally scheduled to open in Italy in the late 1970s. However, due to the unique political climate of the time and the crisis’ triggered by the Red Brigade, the exhibition never came to fruition. The Skulls (1974–76) juxtaposed with the Hammer and Sickles (1976–77) offer an ironic dialogue between fascism and communism that directly reflected Italy in the late 1970s. This marked the first known exhibition of these works being shown together as originally intended by Warhol.