Andy Warhol: Icons

The first ‘expression of interest’ registered under the Sharing the National Collection initiative, which opened in July 2023 and is part of Revive – Australia’s new national cultural policy, which has allocated $11.8m over four years to fund the costs of transporting, installing and insuring works in the national art collection so that they can be seen across the country for extended periods – comes to life in March 2024. Fifty-three iconic works with a combined value of $148 million by pop artist Andy Warhol, from the National Gallery of Australia’s national collection – including his iconic 1963 life-size painting Elvis, the 1970 Portraits from Artists and Photographs (Self-Portrait), the 1968 Campbell's Soup I portfolio and various other screen prints of celebrities, rockstars, electric chairs and flowers – will travel to Wanneroo Regional Gallery for Andy Warhol: Icons. From an impoverished youth in Pittsburgh, through moving to New York after graduating from Carnegie Institute of Technology to establish a successful commercial practice as an illustrator of magazines and books, window dresser and designer of advertisements that later worked against him, Warhol turned pervasive popular imagery into the iconic visual language that has become his lasting artistic legacy. Andy Warhol: Icons opens at the Wanneroo Regional Gallery on March 6, 2024.

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