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