Permanent Collection - Andy Warhol Museum

Over the course of his career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. Employing mass-production techniques to create works, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture. The Andy Warhol Museum's permanent collection is comprised of more than 12,000 works of art by Warhol including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, film, videotapes, and an extensive archives that consists of ephemera, records, source material for works of art, and other documents of the artist's life. Together, the art and archives make The Andy Warhol Museum the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world.

The Museum preserves, exhibits, and interprets the collection, as well as providing the public with access to its unprecedented resources. The collection is not only a resource for research and study, but a basis for creative inspiration, representing a link between the past and the future, culture and the artistic process.

The Andy Warhol Museum currently has a collection of 273 preserved Warhol films, including the newly restored Outer and Inner Space, Hedy, and 228 four-minute Screen Tests. The museum also holds the entire Andy Warhol Video Collection.

The art collection of The Andy Warhol Museum includes over 8,000 works in all media-paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and installation. The collection provides an in-depth view of every period of the artist's creative life, from the 1940s through the 1980s

The Archives of The Andy Warhol Museum is maintained for the general public and scholars and is the primary resource on the artist and the period during which he worked. It is both an exhibition space and a place for study.



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