Explore over 50 objects from Time Capsule 21, including photobooth photos, business records, personal notes and cards, record albums, newspaper headlines, and source material for Warhol’s artworks.
Andy Warhol’s Time Capsule 21
Full of material dating from the 1950s to the early 1970s, the contents of the box offers a lens to examine the diverse aspects of Warhol’s art and life and the socio-cultural context of his time.
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Time Capsule 21 is striking in the large amount of Andy Warhol's art and source material it contains from the 1950s and 1960s.
Born in Pittsburgh in 1928, Andy Warhol grew up within the Carpatho‑Rusyn immigrant community, whose culture and Eastern rite Catholicism were passed down by his mother Julia Zavacky Warhola.
Vincent Fremont, one of Warhol’s associates, commented that the artist’s mission was to “document everything he came into contact with.” This included preserving a vast amount of his correspondence.
In addition to being a successful artist, Warhol was a successful businessman. After a rather humble childhood, Warhol became possibly the most entrepreneurial artist of his time.
People from all walks of life orbited Warhol’s world, including many artists, filmmakers, and musicians – all those engaged in the creative arts.