“Andy Warhol: Thirty Are Better Than One” at the Brant Foundation

Installation View © Tom Powel Imaging
July 14–July 14, 2023
6:00 p.m.

American Friends of the Louvre invited Young Patrons for a private viewing of the exhibition Thirty Are Better Than One at the Brant Foundation to celebrate Bastille Day.

This solo exhibition of over 100 artworks by Andy Warhol spanned the entirety of his illustrious career, from early drawings and intimate Polaroids to instantly recognizable silkscreens and sculptures. Thirty Are Better Than One was pulled in large part from the Brant Collections, which includes an expansive and coherent selection of Warhol’s work. It was curated by Peter M. Brant, founder of The Brant Foundation and an early patron, collaborator, and close friend of the artist.

Thirty Are Better Than One took its title from Warhol’s important artwork from 1963. The eponymous work depicts 30 scaled-down, silk-screened images of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, showcasing the acute interest in mechanical repetition, the excess of images, and the disruption of art world hierarchies that defined the artist’s practice. Highlighting Warhol’s unparalleled ability to chronicle the visual culture of his time, the exhibition at The Brant Foundation explored his avid experimentation with numerous media through a highly cultivated artistic language, bringing into focus the artist’s innumerable contributions to the Pop Art movement and 20th-century American art in a staggering display.