UPDATE: London’s Tate Modern kicked off its highly-anticipated retrospective on Andy Warhol last month, but the museum was forced to temporarily close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. With lockdown measures still in place, the institution has now launched a video exhibition tour showcasing the prolific pop art pieces of the late artist.
“Meet the man behind the brand. It’s a Warhol you might not know, with some artworks you may not have seen before,” expressed Tate in a statement. “Everyone owns Warhol. He is one of those rare artists who transcends the art world, having become widely known as one of America’s most famous artists, if not one of America’s most famous Americans.
In the seven-minute clip, Tate curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran take viewers around the sprawling presentation while offering insights on the artist’s upbringing, sexuality and his thoughts on death and religion. Watch the video below and visit Tate’s website to learn more about the exhibition that will conclude on September 6.
Original Article (March 10, 2020): This month, the Tate Modern is launching a major retrospective of Andy Warhol’s work. Drawing upon recent scholarship and featuring over 100 works from across his career, the show provides a new perspective in which to view the legendary American artist. The retrospective showcases how Warhol reimagined what art could be during a period of cultural transformation, highlighting themes such as desire, identity, and belief.
Iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola bottles and Campbell’s soup cans will be exhibited alongside works never before seen in the UK. For the first time in 30 years, works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series — portraits of Black and Latinx drag queens and trans women — will be on display to the public. Immersive artworks, like his floating Silver Clouds piece and psychedelic Exploding Plastic Inevitable environment, will invite viewers to experience his art through a new lens.
The retrospective will open to the public on March 12 and run until September 6.
In other art-related news, an original wood engraving by Salvador Dalí was discovered at a North Carolina thrift shop.
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