Viral: Andy Warhol And The Image Before The Internet Age




Christie’s auctioneers has announced a pop-up exhibition in the Silicon Valley as part of Andy Warhol at Christie’s, a partnership with the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Titled Viral: Andy Warhol and the Image before the Internet Age, it is a collaboration with Wells Fargo Private Bank.

The exhibition will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, from June 24-28. The selling exhibition is on view to the public free of charge, and will present a curated group of more than 50 paintings, photographs, prints and works on paper by the Pop Art superstar. All of the works on view will be available for sale. Prices range from $2,000 to $80,000, giving new collectors and Warhol enthusiasts a chance to own an original work by Andy Warhol at accessible price points. Beginning a week before the exhibition, a preview of the entire exhibition will launch. All the works in the exhibition will be available online throughout the duration of the exhibition and accessible to countries around the world.

The exhibition will represent works that highlight Andy Warhol’s career-long conversation with emerging technologies and focus on his artistic process.  Highlights of the exhibition will include self-portraits of Andy Warhol, prints of Muhammad Ali and John F. Kennedy, and his well-known Pop themes of toys and flowers.“This exhibition presents Warhol’s tireless exploration of the artistic process, which can be seen through his use of repetitive imagery and multiples. Warhol manipulated and investigated the technology that was available to him – using polaroids and screen-prints in order to proliferate his imagery – a precursor to the ‘viral’ phenomenon of the digital age” said Amy Cappellazzo, Chairman of Post-War and Contemporary Development at Christie’s.


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