I LOVE Andy Warhol. The gallery presents its very first exhibition devoted entirely to the works of Andy Warhol. Luckily for me, and now for you, they extended it and it will now run until 26 June. You’ll find over 1oo pieces on display. There are the usual suspects, but you’ll also find original works on paper and canvas.
WARHOL ICONS is an exploration of the legendary Pop Art icon’s artistic ingenuity and importance. It’s difficult to take photos when framed in glass (because of the reflection) but here are some of his wonderful images to wet your appetite.
Andy Warhol understood the power of creating visually captivating images with immediacy, and recognised the public’s enchantment with beauty found in popular culture or its presence in the natural world. He portrayed animals facing extinction, drawing attention to the plight of endangered species and providing a voice of warning to his viewers.
The exhibition includes Endangered Species, 1983 – entire portfolio comprising 10 screenprints.
Probably his most famous work is the iconic screenprints of celebrities.
I actually own a same sized silkscreen print of Marilyn Monroe in these same colours. One of my priced possessions.
Entire portfolio comprising 10 screenprints.
In 1986, Andy Warhol combined portraits and objects in a portfolio for the first time, resulting in the series Cowboys & Indians. Here, Warhol immortalised the American West, paying homage to its figures of myth and legend.
View of portfolio.
The instantly-recognisable packaging present in the Campbell’s Soup I portfolio exemplifies Warhol’s fascination with commercial culture, the mainstream and mass production.
Campbell’s Soup I
It’s a beautifully laid out exhibition in a beautiful gallery. It’s also free so make sure you don’t miss out.
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