Warhol’s ‘Headlines’ exhibit paints the pop culture artist as media critic
Exhibit curator Molly Donovan tells NPR that "for Warhol, the media -- its impact, how it operated -- was a preoccupation."
"I think Warhol was trying to get the consumers of the news to think about the truth in the news overall," Donovan says. "The news is a product that we buy, as consumers."
Warhol created the paintings by projecting a tabloid image onto a canvas, then tracing it. The artist, who died in 1987, believed the media reflected its subjects and so loved the name, New York Daily Mirror.