Exhibition

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

Until Sun 2 Jun 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm
Closed 25 and 26 December
Open at noon on 1 January

Admission free

About

"...that’s Warhol: always another surprise up his sleeve. He was a social, political and technological prophet whose ideas we’re still catching up with."
The Guardian

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.

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Event accessibility

Exhibition accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access

Location

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm<br> Closed 25 and 26 December<br> Open at noon on 1 January
  • Open daily, 10am-5pm<br> Closed 25 and 26 December<br> Open at noon on 1 January
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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Wed 20 Mar 2019

10:15am - 3:30pm

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