Early drawings, stitched photographs, prints and posters by Andy Warhol will be brought together to focus on the themes of film, fashion and celebrity in the work of this seminal artist.
The exhibition will include key images from Warhol’s career such as The Nation’s Nightmare (1951), Happy Butterfly Day (1955), Marilyn Monroe (1962), Cow (1976) and a selection of self-portraits. Works will encompass the designs Warhol created for fashion magazines, portraits of the rich and famous and the cutting-edge film productions of his Factory in New York.
At the heart of the display is Warhol’s own image which he used and manipulated to create an enduring and powerful presence on the art scene of the 20th century.
Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Image: Andy Warhol, Happy Butterfly Day (1955)
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009