March 25th, 2011 | Published in Blog
A treat for readers in Southampton: between 27th March and 26th June the Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery will be hosting Andy Warhol: Artist Rooms (on tour with the Art Fund), part of the 2011 national tour of modern and contemporary art held by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. From the Art Fund website:
“The displays at Southampton City Art Gallery and the John Hansard Gallery brings work from the ARTIST ROOMS collection 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; including some examples of his iconic Screen Tests, the fascinating Factory Diaries, and some of his experimental film. From celebrity imagery to the banality of the everyday, Warhol’s world view was uniquely captured on camera.”