Peter Brant has been a central figure in the development and expansion of the Warhol market as well as a pivotal figure in the trading that undergirds it. Now, Carol Vogel reminds us, his collection will go on view for the first time this Sunday (just when every one is in town for Frieze and next week’s sales) and market will have a better sense of at least a portion of his holdings. Given how the Warhol market has cooled, this event may turn out to be an important inflection point:
Although he has lent scores of his Warhols to museum exhibitions, his holdings have never been shown as a collection. But from Sunday through September, about 200 of the works will be presented together for the first time at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, his by-appointment-only exhibition space in Greenwich, Conn.
On view will be examples of Warhol’s most-loved images, including “Blue Shot Marilyn,” from 1964, “192 One Dollar Bills,” from 1962, and several examples of the artist’s Campbell’s soup cans. In 1977 Mr. Brant gave the Met Warhol’s nearly 15-foot-high painting of Mao from 1973, and the museum is lending it to him.
Warhol Galore (Inside Art/NY Times)