Sunday, 9 November 2014

Andy Warhol - Tate Liverpool

Andy Warhol, Untitled (Marilyn), 1967
Transmitting Andy Warhol is at Tate Liverpool until 8 February 2015.
Oh, to be in Liverpool, now that Warhol is there! In the meantime, here is my Warhol Transmission.
This exhibition includes some great pieces - Marilyn Diptych (1962), Brillo Soap Pad Boxes (1964/8), Campbell's Soup (1968), Flowers (1964/5), 'Untitled (Electric Chairs)' (1971) and many more. But the exhibition also focuses on Warhol's use of, and interventions into, mass media - from illustrations for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, the publication of his magazine Interview and poster design to his use of silk screen printed versions of his paintings to make his art genuinely affordable and available to a wide public; the exhibition also includes an evocation of Warhol's involvement with The Velvet Underground and the multi-media events of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (EPI). (Scroll down to play a film of the EPI as well as screen tests for Edie Sdgewick, Lou Reed, Nico and Bob Dylan.)
Read reviews of the exhibition by Laura Cumming, and Karen Wright.
PS - see also blog entry below on the publication of a book of Billy Name's photographs of Warhol's Factory.
Andy Warhol, Untitled (Marilyn), 1967
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych, 1962
Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup, 1968
Andy Warhol, Three Brillo Soap Pad Boxes, 1964/8 (installation at Tate Liverpool)
Andy Warhol, Dance Diagram, 1962
Andy Warhol, Untitled (from Electric Chairs), 1971

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