2021 is a great year for Andy Warhol exhibitions as The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida -- which is known for their artwork of people, landscapes, and history of the American West, and wildlife of the world -- is debuting a new exhibit dedicated to Andy Warhol’s keen interest in 19th century Cowboy’s and Indians. Warhol’s West, the title of this new exhibition, is a comprehensive display of a thoroughly understudied aspect of Warhol’s oeuvre and his fascination with the American West, which allows us to explore how these western works merge with the popular Pop Art style he was a founding creator of. His work with western motifs for this show are “immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational, and sometimes confrontational”, works like his last major suite, Cowboys and Indians, 1986, will be included along with the faces of Geronimo, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and Theodore Roosevelt.
“We are proud to host this exhibition celebrating Andy’s little-known appreciation of the American West,” curator Emily Kapes said in a news release. “With so many different perspectives within his work and the Western experience, we see this exhibition as an opportunity to fully explore Andy Warhol’s affinity for the West, which was well represented in his travels, art, movies, and fashion.” Warhol’s West is a collaboration between Booth western Art Museum in Catersville, Georgia and the Cochran Collection from LaGrange, Georgia and will open a month from now on October 2nd, 2021 and will run through January 9th, 2022.