Warhol’s “Little Race Riot” in Chicago

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Among the work on view at the Art Institute of Chicago’s ongoing exhibition The New Contemporary is, above: Andy Warhol, “Little Race Riot,” 1964. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection. © 2015 the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. As testament to the work’s persistant relevance, last week at a bar in a Chicago suburb, a police officer allegedly shot and killed 26-year-old African-American security guard Jemel Roberson as he was attempting to restrain a customer who had fired shots.