Warhol: Confections and Confessions

March 3 – May 5, 2012, Opening reception Friday, March 2, 6pm – 9pm
Special Reception with dj and studio 54 inspired tracks: Thursday, March 8, 8pm - 12am
Champagne Brunch, gallery talk and panel discussion with eric shiner, director of the andy warhol museum: Saturday, March 10, 11am - 2pm


Affirmation Arts, in association with The Andy Warhol Museum, is pleased to present Warhol: Confections & Confessions, an exhibition of 53 unique vintage gelatin silver prints opening Saturday, March 3. The photographs, dating from c. 1974–1983 have never been seen outside of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and eight from the archives have never been previously exhibited. The exhibition presents Warhol as a fine art photographer in a way that is rarely seen; no celebrities, no pop—just portraits, still lifes and interiors.

A legendary artist, Andy Warhol is best known for his colorful pop art images of celebrities and Campbell’s soup cans, his hundreds of films, The Factory studio, “15 minutes of fame,” and his frequent appearances at Studio 54. Though his lifestyle and most popular work matched the decadence of the era, he also produced a considerable number of quieter, stripped, more thoughtful black-and-white works such as the eight-by-ten photographs in this exhibition.

“As Affirmation Arts approaches its fourth anniversary, it is a great honor to celebrate this unknown side of Andy with such limitedly exhibited works that reveal his unexpected talent as a fine art photographer,” said Marla Goldwasser, Director of Affirmation Arts. “We are grateful to The Andy Warhol Museum for the opportunity to present this exhibition, and are pleased to bring greater awareness to the museum and support its mission to galvanize audiences through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol.”

Warhol: Confections & Confessions, 8x10 B+W Photographs from The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh runs through May 5 and is complemented by a catalog of the same name with an essay by Eric C. Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum.

Selected Press

April 10, 2012

Flavorwire Andy Warhol’s Best (and Most Bizarre!) Photos
by Paul Laster

April 2, 2012

Artinfo Warhol's Serious Side: See the Pop Maestro's Surprisingly Sober Still Lifes, In New York for the First Time
by Alanna Martinez

April 2012

Whitehot Magazine Andy Warhol @ Affirmation Arts
by Dan Tarnowski

March 21, 2012

Le Journal de la Photographie The Confessions of Andy Warhol
by Jonas Cuénin

March 12, 2012

On-Verge FaceOff: Pt. 2
by Lynn Maliszewski

March 08, 2012

Kenneth in the (212) Andy Warhol in Black & White
by Kenneth Walsh

March 2, 2012

by Marina Galperina 

March 1, 2012

New York Daily News Andy Warhol reveals a different and surprising side in new photo exhibit
by Gina Salamone

February 27, 2012

GalleristNY Morning Links: The Skating Andy Warhol Edition
by Dan Duray, Andrew Russeth and Rozalia Jovanovic

February 25 - 26, 2012

The Wall Street Journal Warhol on Candy, Skating, Hotel Bedrooms and Warhol
by Alexandra Cheney

February 22, 2012

DNAinfo Never-Before-Seen Andy Warhol Photos Coming to Hell's Kitchen Gallery
by Mathew Katz

February 22, 2012

The Village Voice Andy Warhol's New York, 25 Years On
by Camille Dodero

February 21, 2012

NY1 New Exhibit To Showcase Rare Warhol Photos
by Stephanie Simon

February 21, 2012

NearSay Affirmation Arts Presents Rare Photographs By Andy Warhol
by Tom Edathikunnel