Cantor Art Center Receives Warhol Archive


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has given the Cantor Art Center at Stanford University 3,600 contact sheets and negatives by Warhol that document the artist’s life and work. The archive of images includes Warhol’s day-to-day life as well as portraits of such celebrities as Truman Capote and John Lennon.  The work also sheds light on Warhol’s process, since the contact sheets are marked up to indicate images he wanted to keep and others he rejected. 

The Cantor Art Center and Stanford University’s Library will digitize the full archive, and in the spring of 2015, a new course on the Warhol archive will be taught by Professor Richard Meyer and Connie Wolf, director of the Cantor. An exhibition is planned for 2017, in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death.