Upcoming Art History Lecture | Andy Warhol’s Early Work

From the Silver Platter to the Factory: Libidinal Economies in Early Andy WarholMonday, November 21st, 2022 | 5:30–7:00pm CT CGES | Ingraham Hall, Rm 206 | 1155 Observatory Dr. Madison, WIProf. Sebastian Egenhofer will present a talk on the transition between Warhol’s advertisements for the I. Miller shoe company and his first paintings—the black and white Advertisement paintings and his first silkscreens. Prof. Egenhofer will show how the formal transformations between the newspaper advertisements and the paintings are systematically linked to the difference between the socioeconomic position of the graphic designer and that of the painter as ‘autonomous’ artist.Sebastian Egenhofer is Professor of Art History at the University of Vienna. He is the author of Towards an Aesthetics of Production (Diaphanes, 2017) and Abstraktion – Kapitalismus – Subjektivität: Die Wahrheitsfunktion des Werks in der Moderne (Wilhelm Fink, 2008), as well as numerous articles and catalog essays on modern and contemporary art, image theory, and aesthetics.