Andy Warhol, Shadows

Opening November 2023, Dia Beacon


Andy Warhol’s Shadows (1978–79) returns to Dia Beacon for long-term view in September 2023. A single painting in multiple parts, Shadows is one of Warhol’s most abstract works, yet one that cohesively synthesizes key elements of his practice, including film, painting, photography, and screenprinting. Originally commissioned by Dia and acquired in 1979 for a solo exhibition at 393 West Broadway in New York, Shadows includes a total of 102 canvases; the final number of canvases on view in each installation is determined by the dimensions of an existing exhibition space. 

Andy Warhol's Shadows is curated by Donna De Salvo, senior adjunct curator for special projects.

All exhibitions at Dia are made possible by the Economou Exhibition Fund. 


Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928. He died in New York in 1987.

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