Dangerous Women is a groundbreaking exhibition focused on women artists from around the globe. These artists have exposed themselves to danger and taken great risks to make their art. From the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements of the 1960s to the recent advent of #MeToo and “Black Lives Matter,” the successive generations featured in the show bring a renewed awareness of the importance of women’s voices. Their art compels us to think differently about a world in which gender and racial inequalities persist and women continue to be objectified and endangered. The project redresses the ongoing struggle of women for independent, free expression and pays tribute to those dangerous women whose art has been transformative to the culture. After its presentation in Arizona, the exhibition will travel to 3-4 major cities in the U.S. and abroad.
Philip Johnson commissioned Warhol to make a large-scale work for the exterior for his pavilion for the New York World’s Fair, along with other artists. Warhol’s provocative response, a multiple portrait of ‘Most Wanted Men’ was installed a few days before the opening but was deems too inflammatory and contrary to the upbeat image of the World’s Fair and the work was taken down.