Warhol Interpretation

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Client: The Art Institute of Chicago

Location: CHICAGO, IL, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $125,000

Project Team

ARTIST

JEFF ZIMMERMANN

CONTRIBUTOR

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Overview

The Art Institute of Chicago wanted to get the public excited for their Warhol exhibition. I thought that we should manually reproduce a Warhol silk screen (silk screening is mechanical and mural painting is not). I felt that if I reproduced it in paint on a grand scale we could get the public interested and talking about Warhol’s studio practice. Cushman and Wakefield was a sponsor of the exhibition and they had a great location for a large scale mural right downtown and only blocks from the Art Institute.

Goals

Get the public interested in Warhol's studio practice.

Process

The AIC and I discussed which image would work best downtown. The area is drab full of grey buildings and steel.