Andy Warhol charts four decades of art-making in the life of one of the world’s most famous artists, told through more than 250 artworks including paintings, drawings, photographs, films and installations. Blurring the divide between the art world and popular culture, Warhol (1928 – 1987) funnelled his beliefs and desires into his art, captivating the world with his provocative images and collaborations.
Curated at the AGO by Kenneth Brummel, Associate Curator of Modern Art, Andy Warhol is an international collaboration between the AGO, Tate Modern and Museum Ludwig, Cologne. The exhibition features iconic portraits of Elvis, Dolly Parton, Karen Kain, Wayne Gretzky and Elizabeth Taylor, alongside Warhol’s conceptual works and experimental installations. The exhibition debuted at the Tate Modern, curated by Gregor Muir, Director of Collection, International Art, and Fiontán Moran, Assistant Curator.
Featuring loans from museums and private collections in Europe and North America, Andy Warhol spans all four decades of the artist’s career. Key works from Warhol’s Pop period include Marilyn Diptych (1962) from Tate Modern, 100 Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) from Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, and the AGO’s Elvis I and II (1963/4). Also to be included are Warhol’s experimental installations. Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966), an immersive, psychedelic multimedia environment that involves film projections, disco balls, and the sounds of the experimental rock group The Velvet Underground, encourages audience participation, while Warhol’s Silver Clouds (1965-66) invites visitors to play with metallic pillows that float about the gallery space.
Who is it for?
Adult admission: $25
25 and Under FREE
Anyone 25 years and under can enjoy free admission. Visitors 18 – 25 years must show valid ID to claim their pass.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
July 21, 2021 – October 24, 2021
Opening Week: July 21 to 25
July 27th onwards
Tuesday to Sunday | 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except on Wednesdays and Fridays open until 9 p.m.
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4