Two artists, two coasts, two media — Andy Warhol and Viola Frey were central to two movements which reinvented art in the 20th century with the embrace of popular culture, mass-produced images and objects, bold silhouettes and colors.
The pop and funk movements, although deeply linked, predominantly took place on opposite coasts where the artists resided (Frey in the Bay Area and Warhol in New York).
These two solo exhibitions, Warhol’s prints and photographs and Frey’s ceramic sculptures, are drawn entirely from ASU Art Museum’s permanent collection.
Image credit (left): Andy Warhol, “Reigning Queens (Queen Beatrix),” 1985. Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board, 39 3/8-by-31 1/2 inches. Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Image credit (right): Viola Frey, “Untitled Group,” 1987. Ceramic, 54-by-35-by-20 inches. Gift of Stéphane Janssen and R. Michael Johns.