To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol's First Superstar

February 2, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art

As Andy Warhol’s first and most glamorous superstar, as well as a lifelong intimate, Jane Holzer holds a singular role in the understanding of Warhol as a prescient artist, media star, and focus of the 1960s cult of personality. An independent woman, Holzer survived Warhol’s Factory as his circle spiraled into a dangerous zone, culminating in the 1968 shooting of the artist. Yet, she and Warhol became confidants, developing a deep friendship until his tragic death in 1987. This exhibition explores the rise of “Baby Jane” as an internationally known model and reveals the evolution of his first superstar and their enduring friendship.  Fashions from Holzer’s career as a model, photographs by David Bailey, Nat Finkelstein, Billy Name, and Irving Penn, among others, as well as Warhol’s painting, sculpture, prints, and films featuring “Baby Jane” comprise the exhibition, along with rarely seen material from Warhol’s Time Capsules celebrating the intersection of their lives.

 

 

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Muriel and Ralph Saltzman.

Exclusive corporate sponsor Wilmington Trust.

With additional support provided by the Milton and Sheila Fine Endowment for Contemporary Art and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Media support provided by the Palm Beach Post and pbpulse.com