Shades of Andy

Shades of Andy
September 14 - November 2, 2019

This exhibition, Shades of Andy: Art Hedy Klineman / Inspiration Andy Warhol, features screen prints by Warhol’s friend, downtown scene habitué and fellow artist Hedy Klineman. Inspired by what she experienced at Warhol’s studio “The Factory”, and a pair of Andy’s actual glasses (a gift to her from Warhol for her painting series, Fashion Portraits), Klineman created a series of screen prints aptly titled “Andy’s Glasses”, produced in 1988 in collaboration with Rupert Jasen Smith, Warhol’s renowned Master Printer. A selection of these prints, in two sizes and in a variety of color ways, are on view. After Warhol’s death in 1987, Klineman produced two additional series in the 1990s and 2000s inspired by her exploration of Buddhism and African Sculpture. Adapting Warhol’s innovative “Portrait” format that presented iconic images of Jackie, Liz, Mao and Muhammad Ali, Klineman created a series of neon Buddhas celebrating that philosophy’s tenets of Happiness, Peace, Compassion, Joy and Desire. As her study of Buddhism deepened, Klineman recognized simlilarities in the face of the Buddha to portrayals of African deities. She began a new series, Ancestral Spirits, presenting screen prints of African masks and Deities and most recently, a group of portraits of prominent African Americans from the worlds of music, education, theatre, dance, finance and government. We are delighted to feature a group of these prints in the exhibition. Klineman’s work hangs in numerous private and public collections. All work presented in Shades of Andy is for sale.