The history and collections know-how of longtime Warhol archivist Matt Wrbican has already helped fill many books. Now the Pop Art archaeologist is filling his own book with an A-to-Z account of Warhol’s world.
In the early days of The Andy Warhol Museum, before there was a building to call a museum, there was Matt Wrbican.
Among the first handful of people hired in 1991—four years after Andy Warhol’s death and three years before The Warhol officially opened its doors—Wrbican took on the role of assistant archivist and was immediately dispatched to New York City.
Under the direction of The Warhol’s first director and curator, Mark Francis, and with guidance from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, he was charged with sorting through all the things—large and small, ordinary and extraordinary, weird and wonderful—that Warhol left behind.
And there was a lot.