Fifteen minutes and counting

The man who famously predicted that in the future everyone would be famous for 15 minutes is still enjoying his. The Metropolitan Museum of Art keeps the ball rolling with “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” (Sept. 18-Dec. 31). The show plumbs the artist’s influence in 45 of his own works, juxtaposed with 100 by some 60 contemporary artists. (Little-known Warholian fact:  He was a devout Roman Catholic whom I often saw at 5 p.m. Saturday Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer’s on Manhattan’s East Side. His Requiem at St. Patrick’s noted his devotion not only to the ritual of the church but its spirit of giving as evinced by his work at church soup kitchens in the city.)

Warhol’s Catholicism, of course, infused his literally iconic images of celebrities, who are the muses of not only “Regarding Warhol” but “We Remember Them Well,” an exhibit of rare photographic portraits on view at ArtsWestchester Sept. 21-Nov. 10. Marilyn, John and Yoko and Louis Armstrong are among those who’ll be taking up residence at the Arts Exchange in White Plains.

For more on these shows, visit metmuseum.org and artswestchester.org.

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