This exhibition is part of the 2011 tour of ARTIST ROOMS " the outstanding collection of post-war and contemporary art assembled by the art collector Anthony d'Offay and part-gifted to the nation in 2008 with support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Scottish Government.
ARTIST ROOMS is owned jointly by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland and is being shared with museums and galleries throughout the UK thanks to the support of the Art Fund and the Scottish Government.This exhibition is part of the 2011 ARTIST ROOMS tour.Major paintings, prints and posters from the master of American Pop Art.The displays at Southampton City Art Gallery and the John Hansard Gallery brings work from the ARTIST ROOMS collection to the city for the first time. Andy Warhol (1928 " 1987) is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and this major exhibition will bring together paintings, prints, posters, photographs and film to examine Warhol's fascination with fame and celebrity and to give audiences an overview of his work from 1962 until his death in 1987.Southampton City Art Gallery will explore contemporary culture and icons by exhibiting major paintings by Warhol including six-part multiple Skulls (1976) the four-part mural-size work, Camouflage, (1986) Dollar Sign (1981) and Portrait of Joseph Beuys (1980). A number of Warhol's later black and white diptych paintings will be on display including Hamburger (1985-6) and Repent and Sin No More! (1985-6). Images of many other popular figures such as Marilyn Monroe (1983) Mick Jagger (1980) and The Beatles will be on display as part of a group of 126 prints and posters. There will also be a 'factory' style space in the exhibition for education projects and activities.John Hansard Gallery will focus on Warhol's highly influential film and photography, showcasing rarely-seen stitched photographs, self-portraits, celebrity portraits, and a selection of film works from the Andy Warhol Museum; including some examples of his iconic Screen Tests, the fascinating Factory Diaries, and some of his experimental film. From celebrity imagery to the banality of the everyday, Warhol's world view was uniquely captured on camera.