The show opens Oct. 8 and runs through Jan. 1, 2017.
A 250-piece exhibition of Andy Warhol’s prints will open at the Portland Art Museum on Oct. 8, the museum announced on Thursday. It will sprawl across two floors of the museum, which is billing “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” as the largest of its kind ever seen in the Northwest.
The exhibition traces the evolution of Warhol’s printmaking through nearly four decades, from his first efforts — illustrated books — to the portraits he created in the 1980s. Famous faces, of course, can be seen: Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Chairman Mao, and soup cans (a charming, simple red-and-white “Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato)” from 1978 will be there). There’s also a self-portrait and a still-life of cantaloupes, which respond well to the Warhol treatment.