2014-10-23-Andy-Warhol-In-Tehran
Lecture Andy Warhol in Tehran

Open to the Public

Date

Time 6:00-7:30pm

Location 19 Washington Square North, New York

In 1976, Warhol visited Tehran to take photos for a portrait of Empress Farah Pahlavi. In 1978 he painted the Shah and his twin sister Princess Ashraf as well, though the Revolution prevented these portraits from being publicly displayed in Iran. This lecture considers Warhol's Iranian portraits in multiple contexts: the OPEC oil crisis; Warhol's celebrity portraits of the '70s; and today's global art market, in which these paintings help pose key questions about American Pop's global legacies.

Speaker

Bryan Waterman Associate Professor of English, NYU; Visiting Associate Professor of Literature and Program Head for Literature, NYUAD