Toronto is getting a major exhibition for artist Andy Warhol
If you're more into famous prints of bananas than ridiculously expensive bananas famously duct taped to walls, then you'll want to add the Art Gallery of Ontario's forthcoming Andy Warhol exhibition to your calendar.
Andy Warhol blockbuster ex coming to @agotoronto in March 2021, organized by @Tate Modern, in collab with AGO & @DallasMuseumArt. Will be a retrospective spanning four decades that factors in the personal, social & political backdrop that influenced Warhol’s art. 👑 pic.twitter.com/VeQ2QxSp1J— Jyotika Malhotra (@jyotika) January 14, 2020
The major Toronto exhibition will cover 40 years of the renowned American visual artist's career, also providing insight into the unique socio-political and personal contexts that shaped his work.
Wahol, credited with shepherding the pop art movement that took off in the '60s, is known for his bright, bold, and iconic pieces, including his silkscreen paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's soup cans.
"Marilyn Monroe died in August 1962. In the following four months, Warhol made more than 20 silkscreen paintings of her, all based on the same publicity photograph from the 1953 film "Niagara"." ~ @Tate— Dominus Venustas (@ArtistsOfBeauty) February 22, 2019
🎨 Andy Warhol, "Marilyn Diptych", 1962 pic.twitter.com/rAtral9PQs
He was an artist of many talents, also experimenting with film, photography, music, sculpture, art books, live performances and other mediums of artistic creation throughout his lifetime.
The new retrospective is organized by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art and the AGO, and will showcase a slew of original works borrowed from personal collections and museums across the world.
Warhol fans will unfortunately have to wait a bit for this unique experience of the artist's life and work, though, as the exhibit doesn't open to the public until March 21, 2021.
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