jamie wyeth: animal friends
may 1 - 31, 2019
Adelson Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present Jamie Wyeth: Animal Friends. The gallery will be presenting a selection of nine Jamie Wyeth paintings on canvas and works on paper in their Salon gallery. The subjects of these paintings are pets or animals Jamie observed on his farm in Delaware or on Monhegan Island, Maine. Each subject is full of character and personifies human excitement, intrigue, and a range of other emotions.
We have included Jamie Wyeth’s newest painting in this exhibition, “An Official Portrait of Archie Warhola,” which depicts Andy Warhol and his beloved dachshund, Archie. In this work, Archie is the primary focus of the composition rather than his more famous owner. Jamie had been friends with Warhol, and even painted him several times in the 1970s. In 1976, Warhol and Wyeth had an exhibition together titled, “Portraits of Each Other.” Interestingly, Jamie has decided to paint Warhol again in 2018; however, this time, Andy is in the background and Archie takes the stage. Among many other qualities, Jamie admired Warhol’s love of animals – understanding that animals, unlike people, are never dishonest. Having been in the spotlight and treated as a celebrity most of his life, Jamie cherishes moments when he can retreat and be with his animal friends.
Director, Adelson Cavalier Galleries