José Carlos Diaz

Andy Warhol’s Revelation

José Carlos Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum. He has curated Farhad Moshiri: Go WestFantasy America; Becoming Andy Warhol; and Andy Warhol: Revelation currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum. In April 2022 he will open Paola Pivi: I Want It All. Diaz serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and was a 2018 fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL). He received an MA in Cultural History from the University of Liverpool and a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University.

Throughout his life as a celebrity artist, Andy Warhol retained some of his Catholic practices, yet his relationship with Catholicism was far from simple. From iconic portraits to appropriated Renaissance masterpieces, Warhol flirted with styles and symbolism from Eastern and Western Catholic art history, carefully reframing them within the context of Pop. Through both obscure works such as the Sunset film commission from 1967, and late masterpieces like the Last Supper series (1986), José Carlos Diaz’ presented a fresh perspective on the artist.

Individual access to a recording of José Carlos Diaz’ talk is available on request