Mishkin Gallery collaborates with Casa São Roque for ‘Warhol, People and Things: 1972-2022’


Warhol | Baruch College Newsroom

Andriana Kourkoumelis

The exhibition “Warhol, People and Things: 1972-2022” at Casa São Roque in Porto, Portugal, in partnership with Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery, showcases Andy Warhol’s artistic influence to the public from May 21 through Jan. 31, 2023.

Focusing on Warhol’s contribution to the experimental art world, the exhibition displays the artist’s take on the relationship between people and things in his own recognizable and influential style.

The works by Warhol at Casa São Roque consist of 38 polaroids in color from 1972 to1986, following 40 black and white gelatin silver prints from 1980 to 1986.

This portion of the gallery was contributed by the Mishkin Gallery, which was first gifted by the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts.

These donated photographs were exhibited for the first time in Portugal and Europe.

“There is a whole generation of people in Porto who have never seen Warhol’s work in the city so far,” representatives of Mishkin Gallery said in an interview with Porto.

“Warhol, People and Things: 1972-2022” was designed to emphasize Warhol’s distinct influence on many artists in a variety of artistic practices beyond painting.

Throughout the exhibition, Warhol’s photographs will be accompanied by additional contemporary works of art including “Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol” (1982) by Jonas Mekas, the “Middle of the Day” series by John Miller, three of Jeff Preiss’ films and works commissioned to Portuguese artists Pedro Magalhaes and Sara Graça.

Photography lectures presented by Susana Lourenço Marques, the professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Porto, will also be available to attend at the gallery. Art historian Inesa Brasiske will also give a presentation focusing on the connection between featured artist Jonas Mekas and Andy Warhol.

Curated by Mishkin Gallery Director Alaina Feldman and Casa São Roque artistic director Barbara Piwarska, the goal of this art installation was to introduce a rich artistic experience for arts lovers and residents or visitors to Portugal.

“We are so proud to share these works, which have been valuable teaching tools for our own students at Baruch, with younger generations in Portugal and around the world. Warhol’s name is pervasive but rarely do we have the chance to look at the work up close and consider its broader cultural implications,” Feldman said.

The Gallery has also received a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation of $50,000, in addition to his original work, to fund research done by the Gallery for future exhibitions like “Sea and River Edges: Visual Representations and Submerged Perspectives of Water in the Americas.” It will be ready for viewing in 2024.