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Warhol is here

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:04 pm
by anna Cleary
New Exhibition
Warhol Is Here
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour with the Art Fund
24 September 2011 – 26 February 2012
The De La Warr Pavilion

Warhol is Here at the De La Warr Pavilion will present and explore the work of Andy Warhol in the context of his beliefs, lifestyle and above all, his legacy for the 21st century.

The Pavilion is delighted to announce that one of Warhol’s most important works the Marilyn Diptych (1962), will be part of the exhibition. The painting, made in 1962, shortly after the actress’ death, comprises two canvasses, each containing 25 silkscreened repetitions of the image of Marilyn Monroe first used as a publicity photograph taken for her role in the film Niagra. It is considered to be one of the world’s most important pieces of contemporary art and was created at a time when Warhol was moving from being a commercial artist and establishing his reputation as a fine artist.

Other iconic works included in the exhibition will include prints from the Campbell’s Soup series (1968), a group of Brillo Boxes (1968) and portrait paintings including Gilbert & George (1975), Joseph Beuys (1980) and Robert Mapplethorpe (1983). There are drawings from as early as the 1940s, stitched photographs, Polaroid self portraits, posters and an entire gallery dedicated to late paintings from the 1980s, which will include Camoflage (1986), a spectacular four panel silkscreen. The show is assembled from a selection of works from ARTIST ROOMS, (a new collection of modern and contemporary art held by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland for the nation), as well as those sourced from Tate collection, The British Museum, V&A, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery other private collections.

The Pavilion will also create a programme of music, live performance, film, events and workshops inspired by Warhol and will publish a small handbook of essays by artists, curators, writers and musicians commenting upon the memory, influence and impact of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

To find out more information about ARTIST ROOMS On Tour please visit To see the full ARTIST ROOMS collection please visit and

De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex TN40 1DP
General Enquiries:
01424 229 100

Re: Warhol is here

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:55 pm
by CAP
Think this one could have gone under Press Releases actually, Anna.