Andy Warhol was one of the most recognisable artists of the late 20th century, yet his life and work continue to fascinate and be interpreted anew. A shy, gay man from a religious, migrant, low income household, he forged his own distinct path to emerge as the epitome of the pop art movement. (Image credit: Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen (Wilhelmina Ross) 1975. Private Collection © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Licensed by DACS, London)
This major new exhibition at Tate Modern – the first at the gallery for almost 20 years – offers a rare personal insight into how Warhol and his work marked a period of cultural transformation.
As well as his renowned pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, the exhibition features work never seen before in the UK, including the largest ever grouping of Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen series. Drawing upon recent scholarship, it will provide a new lens through which to view this American icon, emphasising recurring themes around desire, identity and belief that emerge from his biography.
12 March – 6 September 2020
Andy Warhol is presented in The Eyal Ofer Galleries
WHERE: Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG