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Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi | I want to be a machine

From 17 November 2018 to 2 June 2019

Admission free

This exhibition takes its theme from a much-quoted remark by Andy Warhol: “I want to be a machine”. Behind Warhol’s seemingly facetious quip was the serious belief that art would become increasingly mechanised. This exhibition examines Warhol’s and Paolozzi’s work, showing how they captured images from photography and advertisements. Warhol traced his images while Paolozzi used collage, until they both turned to screenprinting in the early 1960s to transform photographs into prints. The exhibition includes rarely seen drawings by Warhol from the 1950s, as well as his famous multi-coloured prints of Marilyn Monroe and a group of recently acquired ‘stitched’ photographs. Works by Paolozzi include some of his early proto-Pop collages from the early 1950s and his kaleidoscopically-coloured prints from the 60s and 70s.

Related events

Special event Our Friends
Friends Preview: Warhol and Paolozzi: “I want to be a Machine”
  • Modern
  • 15 November 2018
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • FREE
Lecture or talk Adults
Transatlantic Connections: Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol
  • National
  • 17 November 2018
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • FREE
Tour Communities & access
Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop: Warhol and Paolozzi | I want to be a Machine
  • Modern Two
  • 20 March 2019
  • 10:15am - 3:30pm
  • FREE
Tour Communities & access
Gallery Social: Warhol and Paolozzi | I want to be a Machine (for anyone affected by dementia)
  • Modern Two
  • 22 March 2019
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • FREE