Andy Warhol: Revisited Exhibition Review
Over the past year, pop art has exploded onto the Canadian art scene with a resurgence that I haven't noticed in a longtime. From Douglas Coupland's simultaneous solo exhibitions at MOCCA
and the ROM
earlier this year to the amazing Jean-Michel Basquait exhibit at the AGO
, it feels like pop art has gained popularity again. And for the past few months, Toronto has been home to Canada's largest Andy Warhol exhibition, Andy Warhol: Revisited
, at a pop-up art gallery near the corner of Bay and Bloor streets downtown Toronto.
|Marilyn Monroe (selected works), 1967|
I finally had the opportunity to visit Andy Warhol: Revisited
and was transported to Warhol's world, if only for a short time.
|Campbell's Soup II (selected works), 1969|
Over 120 curated works from the Revolver Gallery are displayed including the iconic Campbell's Soup Cans, Marilyn Monroe portraits and original Polaroids from the Andy Warhol foundation.
|Reigning Queens (selected works), 1985|
|Michael Jackson, 1984|
The exhibition space has a 1960's retro feel complete with silver sofas and archived video of Andy Warhol interviews. For less than a cost of a TTC Day Pass, everyone from die-hard Warhol fans to the pop art curious will certainly delight on revisiting Andy Warhol and his work. Andy Warhol: Revisited
runs until December 31, 2015.
P.s!: Just inside the door is a wall of soup cans that is begging for a selfie to be taken in front of it and get your own 15 minutes of fame. I think Andy would've approved!
Post a Comment