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The exhibit, titled Andy Warhol Three Times Out, will open in October and include Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe as part of a collection of more than 250 works.
Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin City Council have announced Andy Warhol Three Times Out, Ireland's largest Andy Warhol exhibition and the first to open in 25 years.
The unique exhibition, open from October 6th to January 28th, 2024, will showcase paintings, prints, photographs, films and installations from over Warhol's four-decade-long career.
The exhibition has been five years in the making, with more than 250 works loaned from both museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
A broad range of Warhol's work was selected, including his iconic Campbell's Soup Cans, Flowers, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and Chairman Mao. It will also feature multiple self-portraits, skulls, electric chairs and a selection of his avant garde films, plus his immersive Silver Clouds sculpture.
Unique to the exhibition is a section that will focus on Warhol's and Francis Bacon's collaborations with acclaimed US artist and photographer Peter Beard. The section will compare the iconic artists and examine their lasting impact on the art world and beyond.
Andy Warhol is an artist that needs no introduction: he is one of the most recognisable and important artists of the 20th century. He challenged convention, combining fine art and popular culture via multiple mediums like silkscreens, printing, photography, film, and many others.
"This exhibition shows how Warhol utterly changed the way the world experiences art," says Hugh Lane Gallery director and co-curator of the exhibition, Barbara Dawson. "As society navigates the age of social media and surveillance capitalism – how our data is being captured and monetised- it is impossible to overlook Warhol’s prescient vision so relevant to us today."
Daithí de Róiste, the newly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, also voiced his excitement for the exhibition.
“Dublin City Council and the team at Hugh Lane Gallery deserve great praise for the achievement of producing such a prestigious exhibition for our city," he wrote. "Today's news will generate excitement not just amongst Irish audiences but will attract international visitors to Dublin to see a Warhol exhibition on this scale".
The exhibition will no doubt delight both art fans and beyond and makes for an exciting addition to the 2023 arts calendar.
Tickets will go on sale here from Monday 14th August.
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