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Artist Rooms Andy Warhol Exhibition

Opening of Artist Rooms

Sunday 30th May 2010

Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00

This event was part of the 2010 Festival Programme.

ARTIST ROOMS is owned jointly by The National Galleries of Scotland and the Tate and was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership between The Art Fund and the Scottish Government and makes available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK. Andy Warhol is one of the most influential American artists to emerge in the post-war period. ARTIST ROOMS includes an impressive selection of 232 works which span the artist’s entire oeuvre, and reflect his eclectic career and vibrant personality.

After graduating and moving to New York in 1949, Warhol quickly became established as one of the city’s most sought-after, commercial illustrators, working for magazines such as Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar. However, it was in the early-sixties that he began to produce the work for which he is most celebrated.

As the most famous proponent of Pop Art, his earliest ‘Pop’ works depict consumer goods and images from the press. This evolved to reveal his enduring fascination with celebrity and mortality, with many of his most powerful images touching on these themes. Although Warhol’s renowned screen printed paintings, such as his portraits of the rich and famous, have become his defining work, he also extensively explored the medium of photography, created ground-breaking films, and produced some inspirational advertising campaigns. ARTIST ROOMS in Perth will feature 67 selected works from this collection including Warhol’s early drawings, stitched photographs, prints and posters. The themes in the exhibition will look at film, fashion and photography. The display will also include a large number of self portraits.

The exhibition will be at Perth Museum and Art Gallery from 17 April to 23 October 2010. A programme of events will accompany the show including lunchtime lectures, screen-printing workshops and a Family Fun Time.

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