Andy Warhol at The MAC, Belfast
ARTIST ROOMS
The MAC: Metropolitan Arts Centre: Display
8 February 28 April 2013

ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is an inspired partnership with the Art Fund – the fundraising charity for works of art, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international contemporary art to galleries throughout the UK.

Over the course of a 30-year long career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. This exhibition at The MAC is the first significant exhibition of Andy Warhol’s work in Northern Ireland.

Andy Warhol is one of the most influential American artists to emerge in the post-war period. The power of Warhol’s work comes from its focus on fundamental human themes – the beauty and glamour of youth and fame, material culture, the passing of time and the presence of death. Employing mass-production techniques, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.