This exhibit is Warhol away from the Factory, away from New York, enjoying a restorative and deep engagement with the natural environment, at the beach, in the woods and in the Colora-do mountains. The exhibit challenges the caricatured image of the commercial, caracturized And Warhol as a plastic figure obsessed with consumerism, advertising and shallow society.
In this work a more gentle Warhol emerges. He is seen relaxing at Eothen, his Montauk, Long Is-land, seaside home; enjoying Central Park where he found tranquility in the middle of Manhattan’s madness; and skiing on the slopes and through the forestss in the Colorado mountains. Warhol’s connection to nature, as surprising and unexpected as some may find it, ultimately led him to be-queath his multi-million dollar Montauk property to The Nature Conservancy, which established a preserve and visual arts program in his honor.