Pop goes the Winter Warhol

Tate Liverpool is set to host THE mega art event of winter with pop-art icon Andy Warhol’s first solo exhibition in the North. Tickets are now on sale and expected to go fast.

Monday, 8th September 2014, 7:00 am
Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool
Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool

A man who changed the modern art world is about to have his first solo exhibition in the North more than 25 years after his death.

Tate Liverpool’s upcoming exhibition Transmitting Andy Warhol brings together more than 100 artworks from one of the most influential, controversial and notorious artists of the 20th century.

The exhibition showcases how Warhol’s practice spanned every medium, embracing the limitless channels of publishing, film, music, and broadcasting, transforming the way we consume culture today.

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Warhol’s endlessly diverse practice made waves in the world of art, fashion, media, music – most notably in his work with The Velvet Underground – and celebrity.

An exhibition highlight will be Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Diptych – Warhol’s tribute to Monroe after her untimely death – which has been named the third most influential work of modern artand remains one of the most enduring images of all time.

Warhol was more than just a master of Pop Art he was a cultural icon.

The original social networker, his celebrity status is as controversial as the work that he created and he arguably heralded the consumer led, celebrity driven world that we live in now.

Warhol was an obsessive documented, recording his daily life though diaries, tape recordings and photography, decades before the explosion of social media.

FromTV commercials, to films, prints and his trailblazing magazine Interview, Transmitting Andy Warhol shows how Warhol combined the processes of making, marketing, publicity and distribution within a single artwork.

During a brief retirement from painting, Warhol’s interests expanded into the realm of performance and music.

Alongside his Brillo boxes, soup cans and portraits will be a spectacular recreation of the multi-media spectacle The Exploding Plastic Inevitable (EPI), Warhol’s famed ‘total art’ environments.

By tracing Warhol’s expansion of the channels of communication in the context of mass information culture, the exhibition provides new insights into the expansive range of Warhol’s work.

Famed for his notorious use of appropriated readymade imagery, Warhol experimented with the very structure of information, which he ‘transmitted’ back into the public realm using serial repetition and mass dispersion.

Tickets for Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool (November 7 – February 8, 2015) cost £8, concs £6.

For more details see www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool