An exhibition of works by Andy Warhol will be on display at Southampton City Art Gallery and the John Hansard Gallery from 27 March – 26 June 2011 bringing ARTIST ROOMS to the city for the first time.
Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and this major exhibition will bring together paintings, prints, posters, photographs and film to examine Warhol’s fascination with fame and celebrity and to give audiences an overview of his work from 1962 until his death in 1987.
Southampton City Art Gallery will explore contemporary culture and icons by exhibiting major paintings by Warhol including six-part multiple Skulls (1976) the four-part mural-size work, Camouflage, (1986) Dollar Sign (1981) and Portrait of Joseph Beuys (1980). A number of Warhol’s later black and white diptych paintings will be on display including Hamburger (1985-6) and Repent and Sin No More! (1985-6). Images of many other popular figures such as Marilyn Monroe (1983) Mick Jagger (1980) and The Beatles will be on display as part of a group of 126 prints and posters. There will also be a ‘factory’ style space in the exhibition for education projects and activities.
John Hansard Gallery will focus on Warhol’s highly influential film and photography, showcasing rarely-seen stitched photographs, self-portraits, celebrity portraits, and a selection of film works from the Andy Warhol Museum. These include some examples of his iconic Screen Tests, the fascinating Factory Diaries, and some of his experimental film.
Southampton City Art Gallery