Milan’s Museo del Novecento is marking the 30th anniversary of the release in the city of Andy Warhol’s final piece, “The Last Supper”.
According to his style, Warhol approached the subject using trinkets and popular images, as well as a black-and-white photograph of a widely circulated 19th-century engraving, and a drawing that he found in a 1913 Cyclopedia of Painters and Painting. Warhol explored different figures making variations on orientation, scale and color.
“Sixty Last Suppers,” which approximates the scale of Leonardo’s original, is one of the largest and most complex works in the series. “Sixty Last Suppers” was included in “Andy Warhol: A Retrospective” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1989.
“The Last Supper” was Warhol’s last project. He passed away one month after the exhibition opened in Milan.
“Sixty Last Suppers” is supported by and in collaboration with Gagosian, and sees the participation of Jessica Beck, who is the associate curator at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
The exhibition design is by Massimiliano Locatelli, CLS Architetti.