Anyone who’s been wondering whom, after Picasso, the Museum of Modern Art holds in highest esteem now has his answer. It is Andy Warhol, at least if exhibition space is any guide. Warhol, whose retrospective opened at the museum in February, was accorded more space than any other artist since the Modern turned the entire museum over to Picasso in 1980.1 Barring a nook set aside for an architectural exhibition, the Warhol show filled every inch of temporary exhibition space and more. It took up both main floor and basement galleries and the small “Projects” area used to show emerging artists, and overflowed into public spaces as well. Though Warhol’s helium-filled pillows were removed from the entrance hall after the opening festivities, the cafeteria and the hallway leading...


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