The Warhol exhibition, which opened on 7 February at Tate Modern, is attracting a record number of visitors. With over 3,000 people visiting the exhibition each day, Warhol, sponsored by UBS Warburg, is set to become the most popular exhibition since Tate Modern opened in May 2000.
To accommodate the extra demand for tickets and to help ensure that everyone has an opportunity to view the exhibition, which remains open only for another six weeks, Tate Modern has extended opening hours. The exhibition will now stay open until 22.00 every Sunday night. This extension of opening hours complements Tate Modern’s regular weekend late night openings, on Fridays and Saturdays 10.00 – 22.00.
The exhibition has had a record number of advance ticket bookings. Visitors are pre-booking their tickets online or by telephone with Ticketmaster (call: 0870 166 8283). By joining Tate Members, visitors can gain rapid and free admission to the exhibition, avoiding queues.
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the most extraordinary, influential, yet enigmatic artists of his time. This major retrospective spans Warhol’s entire career, bringing together over 200 paintings, drawings and sculptures. It includes the great works such as the Marilyn and Disaster series, the Elvis and Jackie paintings, and the Electric Chairs, as well as lesser known early drawings and later abstract paintings.
As part of the Warhol events programme, Tate Modern has organised Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, a multi-media event with films, music and dancing. This will take place at the Scala, King’s Cross, London on Thursday 21 March from 20.00 – 2.00. Screenings will include The Chelsea Girls,,1966, Warhol’s notorious observation of New York’s subculture offering sex, drugs and divinity, with exclusive music by The Velvet Underground. Also showing will be The Velvet Underground & Nico (1966), Lupe (1965) and Vinyl (1965). Top DJ’s including David Holmes, Bob Stanley/ Pete Wiggs (St Etienne), Mark Webber (Pulp), and Richard Coles (Radio 3) will play period pop, soul and opera. Plus visuals and special interventions by The Light Surgeons. Tickets are £8.
Tate Modern is hosting Warhol: From a to b and back again on Saturday 2 March, 11.00 – 18.30. Leading figures in art, film and cultural criticism examine the complexity of Andy Warhol’s work, its significance for recent art practise, and its larger cultural implications. Discussion focuses, in particular, on the question of Warhol’s media. Is Warhol an artist of the post-medium age, or is the character of each medium central to his practise? Participants include Mark Francis, Director Fig-1 and formerly curator and director, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; artist Barbara Kruger; Donna De Salvo, Senior Curator, Tate Modern and J Hoberman, critic for The Village Voice. Tickets are £15 (£10 concessions) Tickets to both events are available through Tate Ticketing on 020 7887 8888.
Please note the ticket price for the Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern is £10 (concessions £8).