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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych 1962. Tate. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

This major exhibition presents the outsider at the heart of American art and culture

Andy Warhol was the son of immigrants who became an American icon. A shy observer who became the hub of New York’s social scene. An artist who embraced consumerism, celebrity and counter culture – changing modern art in the process.

He was born in 1928 as Andrew Warhola to working class parents from present day Slovakia. In 1949 Warhol moved from Pittsburgh to New York, where he was later joined by his mother. Initially working as a commercial illustrator, his skill at transforming the imagery of American culture soon found its unforgettable realisation in his ground-breaking pop art.

Visitors to this major retrospective will be able to see his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s Soup Cans, play with his floating Silver Clouds and experience the psychedelic multimedia environment of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. The exhibition will bring together rarely seen work from the 1970s that display his skill as a painter, as well as his experiments with different forms of mass media.

Popularly radical and radically popular, Warhol will emerge as an artist who reimagined what art could be in an age of immense social, political and technological change.

Andy Warhol, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1986
Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait 1986
Tate
© 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London
Pencil drawing of side profile of a young man with bunch of flowers in vase behind him

Andy Warhol
Boy with Flowers 1955-7
Tate ARTIST ROOMS
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the
National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
© 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Diptych’ 1962
Andy Warhol
Marilyn Diptych 1962
Tate
© 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London
Andy Warhol, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1967
Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait 1967
Tate
© 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London
Screen print of a skull in blues, yellow and dark green

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Screen print of a skull in beige, blue and brown with a hint of red

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Screen print of a skull in red, black and grey

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Screen print of a skull in grey, pale green and beige

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Painting and screen print of a person's head in red and pale green

Andy Warhol
Ladies and Gentlemen (Lurdes) 1975
Italian private collection © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Painting and screen print of a person's head in black, orange and green

Andy Warhol
Ladies and Gentlemen (Helen/Harry Morales) 1975
Italian private collection © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Screen print of Elvis Presley repeated four times. Two in bright blue, purple and red, two in black and white

Andy Warhol
Elvis I and II 1964
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Gift from the Women's Committee Fund, 1966 © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Screen print of the head of the Statue of Liberty with camouflage pattern in red, blue and white

Andy Warhol
Statue of Liberty (Fabis) 1986
The Broad Museum (Los Angeles, USA) © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

A repeated image of Jesus's last supper in black and white

Andy Warhol
Sixty Last Suppers 1986
Private Collection © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

Presented in the Eyal Ofer Galleries.

Tate Modern

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

12 March – 6 September 2020

Pricing

£22 / FREE for Members

Concession £20

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