Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses and Warhol Now

Client: Jewish Museum of Australia Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia Completed: 2014 Photography: Mark Ashkanasy Photography

Convergence created the exhibition of Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses around his famous portrait series of ten iconic 20th century Jewish figures. The exhibition, mounted in the Jewish Museum of Australia’s Loti Smorgon Gallery, created a series of rooms in which both Warhol’s selection process behind the Jewish geniuses and his creation of the ‘celebrity’ image were revealed.

Warhol Now, an Australian contemporary art response accompanied Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses.

The exhibition explores Warhol’s creation of the ‘celebrity’ image and his selection process behind his Jewish geniuses. It questions how Warhol depicted the public face of famous personalities, and how the images of those famous Jewish figures are received today.

Jewish Museum of Australia
A contemporary art response to Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses, Warhol Now presented a dynamic range of artists to respond to Warhol’s aesthetic and ideology, as well as investigate ideas of identity, fame and celebrity.