Nearly two weeks after walking through the Andy Warhol Exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, Iâ€™m still feeling a creative buzz. Iâ€™d seen some Warhol pieces at museums before but never in this quantity and with this attention to detail.
The first thing that makes this exhibition special is that itâ€™s in chronological order, spanning 35 years. This detail makes a huge impact in Warholâ€™s art career because his early works tended to be illustrated while later works were silkscreened so you can see the clear style progression.
The Portland Art Museum doesnâ€™t just stick with stark white walls â€” there are bright pastels throughout, a massive swath of wallpaper covered in purple Mao heads and even a metallic silver Factory-inspired room.