The largest ever exhibition of iconic works by Andy Warhol has opened in Singapore
Organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in Warhol’s home town of Pittsburgh, the new show takes place at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands to mark the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death.
‘Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal’ features over 260 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, film, and video, including the masterpieces ‘Jackie’ (1964), ‘Marilyn Monroe’ (1967), ‘Campbell’s Soup’ (1961), ‘Silver Liz’ (1963), ‘Time Capsule 51’ (1970’s), ‘The Last Supper’ (1986), and numerous iconic Self-Portraits.
The exhibition is organised chronologically:
‘Early Years – 1940s to 1950s’ showcases Warhol’s drawings as a child, his first artworks as a commercial artist and the blotted line technique he created
‘Exposures – 1970s’ celebrates Warhol’s use of Polaroids in photographing celebrities. During this time, Andy Warhol focused on commissioned portraits to fund his interest in experimental film. This shift in focus is evident in the genre of art works on display such as advertisements and silverprint photographs, which reflect Warhol’s fascination with fame and glamour. It is also during this time that he started creating time capsules which contained meaningful items collected from the various periods of his life. Out of the over 600 time capsules Warhol created throughout his lifetime, visitors are able to view one that contains over 50 magazines and books.
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