Tate Modern Exhibition

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Marilyn Diptych 1962 Tate Purchased 1980 © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar

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

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

This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years. Visitors can also see his floating Silver Clouds and experience the psychedelic multimedia environment of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

Popularly radical and radically popular, Warhol was 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
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by 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
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Diptych’ 1962
Andy Warhol
Marilyn Diptych 1962
Tate
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London
Andy Warhol, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1967
Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait 1967
Tate
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London
Screen print of a skull in blues, yellow and dark green

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

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

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Screen print of a skull in red, black and grey

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

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

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by 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 © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Watch the curator's tour and explore the exhibition room by room

Exhibition organised by Tate Modern and Museum Ludwig, Cologne in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and the Denver Art Museum.

Presented in the Eyal Ofer Galleries.

Tate Modern

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

12 March – 6 September 2020

Booking is not available for this exhibition due to the disruption caused by coronavirus. We know this will be disappointing and we’re deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.

The safety of visitors and staff is always our first priority. We are following guidance from Public Health England. As things change, please check our FAQs for the latest updates.

Pricing

£22 / FREE for Members

Concession £20

Family child 12–18 years £5

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

16–25? Join Tate Collective for £5 tickets

School groups must be booked in advance

For further information see booking FAQs

Content guidance: This exhibition includes nudity, sexually explicit content and images of violence and death. One room includes flashing lights and loud music – this room can be avoided. 
 

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