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Te Papa to show exclusive Andy Warhol exhibition next month

6 May 2013

Te Papa to show an exclusive Andy Warhol exhibition next month
Selected works by Andy Warhol go on display at Te Papa next month in what is a significant coup for the national museum.

Warhol: Immortal has been crafted by Te Papa’s Contemporary Art Curator, Sarah Farrar in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, USA.

Te Papa Chief Executive Michael Houlihan says it’s an honour not only to show the works of such a significant 20th Century artist but to actually put the exhibition together.

“This is a rare opportunity for us to be able to select specific works that show the breadth of Andy Warhol’s talent, his use of different media and to explore how his work evolved over his lifetime.

“This is the first major Warhol exhibition seen in New Zealand for some time and many of these works have rarely been seen in this part of the world before. This is exclusive to us so we are expecting considerable national and trans-Tasman interest. We are committed to showing more art from our own collection and from the best the world has to offer. This exhibition is the first of many more to come and will be a ‘must see’ for many people,” said Michael Houlihan.

The Warhol ‘s Milton Fine Curator of Art Nicholas Chambers says the team at Te Papa has developed a very exciting show that sets up a compelling dialogue between different periods of Warhol’s practice.

“Few artists have had as profound an impact on contemporary art and culture as Andy Warhol. He vastly expanded the possibilities for art by taking it beyond the confines of museums and galleries and by making it relevant to popular culture at large.

“He showed us a new way of thinking about the role of the artist that continues to have ramifications in 21st Century culture. Warhol is also ‘immortal’ for us here at The Andy Warhol Museum because we continue to make new discoveries about his art and life,” says Nicholas Chambers.

The Warhol’s Director Eric Shiner states, “We are pleased to present the travelling exhibition, Warhol: Immortal, at Te Papa. The exhibition, including drawings, paintings, Polaroids, and vintage family photos explores the phenomenon that is Warhol’s work on a deeply personal level. We are thrilled that visitors in New Zealand will have access to this collection of iconic Warhol artwork.”

Warhol: Immortal focuses on Andy Warhol’s obsession with people throughout his career from early drawings through to some of the last works he ever made. It documents the development of Andy Warhol’s personal image through a selection of self-portraits.

There are also portraits in various media produced between the 1940s – 1980s including friends, movie stars, celebrities, socialites and politicians. The exhibition also features his work as a commercial artist, the installation Silver Clouds created in 1966 and a selection of black and white film portraits or screen tests created in the mid-sixties.

Visa cardholders will have the opportunity to buy tickets first to the Warhol: Immortal exhibition. Tickets go on sale in the Visa Entertainment exclusive pre-sale from 9:00am Monday May 13, until 5:00pm Friday May 17, or until pre-sale tickets sell out. To purchase your ticket, visit www.tepapa.govt.nz/Warhol.


Warhol: Immortal
1 June 2013 – 25 August 2013
Visa Platinum Gallery
Level 4
Te Papa.
Charges Apply


THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and a collaborative project between the Carnegie Institute, the Dia Art Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; and 4,000 photographs. The film & video collection includes 60 feature films, 200 of Warhol’s Screen Tests and more than 4,000 videos. More info at www.warhol.org.


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