The Warhol Generation
The LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge premieres Andy Warhol/Friends and Frenemies: Prints from the Cochran Collection
The exhibition highlights thirty-six original prints by Andy Warhol, exhibited alongside over sixty works by twentieth-century artists who tested the boundaries of the established art world. The show includes examples of abstract expressionism, pop art, neo-expressionism, conceptualism, and minimalism, by an array of artists working in and around the East Coast. They redefined American art, evolving it into a conduit for personal catharsis, social justice, or experimental practice, reflecting the era’s emphasis on self-discovery and introspection. Artists of this period deliberately transcended societal norms and explored unique perspectives, defying entrenched conventions with the development of innovative styles and imagery, creating a complex tapestry that mirrored the evolving society.
The Cochran Collection is owned by Wesley and Missy Cochran of LaGrange, Georgia. The couple has devoted their lives to supporting artists and acquiring art, amassing a vast collection of twentieth-century works on paper representing a wide range of mediums, movements, and styles. Andy Warhol/Friends and Frenemies will be on view through March 31, 2024. Visit lsumoa.org to learn more about the exhibition and upcoming programming at the LSU Museum of Art.