Andy Warhol’s Iconicity -- Sightings (Richard Rosengarten)
This past October, during my fall sabbatical, Cheryl and I spent a few days in Chicago. Since it was rather chilly, even rainy couple of days, we decided to spend the greater part of one of the days in the Art Institute of Chicago. When we were visiting the museum was featuring a special exhibit of the works of Andy Warhol. I must admit I've not given much attention to Warhol's pop culture work, but I must say that I found the exhibit intriguing, perhaps most especially the portrait of Mao that is pictured below. This week's Sightings essay by Richard Rosengarten of the University of Chicago gives some context and analysis to the exhibit, which I found intriguing. Perhaps you will find it even more so after reading this essay.