Silver Clouds – Season of Warhol

October 25, 2020–March 28, 2021

Warhol first exhibited his helium- and air-filled, pillow-shaped balloons called Silver Clouds at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, in 1966. He had recently announced his retirement from painting in order to focus on filmmaking—he never did stop painting—and worked with Billy Klüver, an electrical engineer at Bell Labs, to create the floating metalized polyester-film forms. Warhol is often quoted as saying, “I thought that the way to finish off painting for me would be to have a painting that floats, so I invented the floating silver rectangles that you fill up with helium and let out of your windows.” In a token effort to declare the end of painting, Warhol created a pioneering interactive art installation that has engaged and delighted participants of all ages ever since.

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Sponsored by the Gallina Family and the Sands Family Foundation, with additional support from the Rubens Family Foundation, Sanjay and Allyson Hiranandani, Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., and Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP. Funding is also provided by Janet S. Reed, Peter and Nan Brown, Marilynn Patterson Grant and David Grant, Trudie and Ron Kirshner, Peter and Kathy Landers, the McDonald Family, Deanne Molinari, Mark F. Shork and Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.

The exhibition is also made possible by the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fund.

Thnak you to our sponsor Woods Oviatt Gilman