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Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / SODRAC (2011)
This internationally touring exhibition features the work of one of the most influential and recognizable artists of the 20th century. This exhibition of Warhol’s work is the largest ever to show in Edmonton, and the AGA is the only Canadian venue for this exhibition. Offering a unique look at Warhol through his work, it gives a glimpse into his philosophy of life, celebrity and American culture. The exhibition demonstrates his range as an artist, explores his complexity as an individual, and looks at his tremendous impact on the development of art and contemporary culture.
ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured features works spanning each decade of Warhol’s career, including early drawings and commercial illustrations, iconic work of the 1960s, video work, and works just prior to Warhol’s death in 1987. An emphasis on media offers a broad perspective on Warhol’s work, ranging from performance-based works, to voyeur-inspired video recordings, to works created for the commercial market. Visitors new to Warhol will find an overview from which to better understand the artist and his work. Those already familiar with his work can find depth and dimension through images outside the typical Warhol icons.
ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured takes you beyond the surface, beyond the commercial and into the world that Warhol so carefully manufactured.
Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds
The exhibition also includes an installation of Warhol’s Silver Clouds in the 4th floor Borealis Room. Originally created in 1966, these Silver Clouds have been recreated for The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The metalized plastic forms are inflated with helium and left to float through the room freely. This installation can be accessed by the public during Gallery hours.
Visit Fat Franks on Sir Winston Churchill Square, Old Strathcona and at select summer festivals around Edmonton and try the limited-edition ”Andy Dog” hot dog!
Take a trip to Edmonton to see the AGA’s major summer exhibition ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured! Receive a discount on admission when you book your stay with a local hotel offering this special package.