Magazine December 31, 2019, Issue

Andy Warhola’s Religion

Jesus Statue, by Andy Warhol (Jeffrey Warhola)
An exhibition at the Warhol Museum explores the artist’s Byzantine-Catholic side


One of the final works of art created by Andy Warhol was The Camouflage Last Supper, a large silkscreen painting based on the mural by Leonardo da Vinci. It features a black-and-white rendition of the familiar image, obscured by splotches of green, brown, and gray in the pattern of an M81 combat uniform. It’s a strange mash-up of styles but also a fitting metaphor for the life of Warhol, the influential pop artist who cavorted with speed freaks and drag queens and became an emblem of 1960s decadence — and also maintained a Catholic faith that he mostly concealed

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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Books, Arts & Manners



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