Andy Warhol: A Day in the Life intends to pull back the veil on one of the 20th century’s most important and iconographic artists. As with many artists and celebrity figures, Warhol’s public presence and identity were tightly controlled—a brand in and of itself. Warhol once said: “If you want to know Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” But the passage of time and accounts from those close to him reveal a different story. In particular, through his daily photographic habits, obsessive film and audio recording, and his daily practice of collecting ephemera from his daily life, we are able to glimpse aspects of his more intimate world, offering a unique perspective on one of America’s most famous artists.
Andy Warhol: A Day in the Life is organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University and curated by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Elizabeth Halsted endowment fund and a gift from the estate of Dr. Clyde L. Burton.