Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Warhol Museum Launches Two-Year, Five-City Asian Tour With Largest Retrospective Ever Seen in Asia

The Andy Warhol Museum will send its latest traveling exhibition - a retrospective of the Pittsburgh native's work spanning his career from the 1940s to 1980s - to Asia, with the first stop at Singapore's ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, opening March 17, 2012.

"Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal" is the largest retrospective of Warhol’s artwork to travel to Asia. The exhibition is arranged by decade and features more than 300 paintings, photographs, screen prints, drawings, and sculptures. Iconic works in the exhibition include Jackie (1964), Marilyn Monroe (1967), Silver Liz (1963), Mao (1972), Campbell’s Soup (1961), The Last Supper (1986), and Self-Portrait (1986).

The exhibition, sponsored by BNY Mellon and curated by The Warhol, chronicles the breadth of Warhol’s career and demonstrates the scope of his interests. It will travel to five Asian cities over 27 months. Following Singapore, the exhibition will then tour to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and finally Tokyo in 2014. Further details on these venues will be confirmed as they become available.

“Fascinated by the glitterati, Warhol remains a complex and often misunderstood persona 25 years after his death, whose artwork depicting consumer objects such as Heinz ketchup boxes, and paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Tse-Tung have been imprinted into our collective consciousness,” said Eric Shiner, director of The Warhol.

“We are thrilled that BNY Mellon is bringing the life, work and creative genius of Andy Warhol to cities across Asia," he said "This remarkable and extensive collection celebrates anew someone whose life and work define the concept: fame is fleeting, art is eternal."

“BNY Mellon’s global commitment to the arts is designed to facilitate access and deeper exploration of art through the communities in which we live and work. We are very proud to be supporting The Andy Warhol Museum and bringing this remarkable body of work to Asia,” said Steve Lackey, chairman of Asia-Pacific, BNY Mellon. 

A comprehensive series of education programs will accompany the exhibition and feature silkscreening workshops for schools and teachers and school outreach programs.

1 comment:

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