If you’re a Warhol fan, you have a reason to get excited for Canada Day (aside from having the day off of work).
From July 1-December 31, 2015, you’ll be able to view one of the world’s largest collections of original Andy Warhol prints and paintings – and you only have to venture to Yorkville to do so.
Curated by Los Angeles-based Revolver Gallery, Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today will feature a selection of Warhol’s most recognizable pieces, including portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mick Jagger.
Of course, you can also expect to see the artist’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans.
In total, the show will feature over 120 historic prints and paintings on view from Revolver Gallery’s prominent collection and will include artwork from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., Christie’s Auction House, and distinguished museum and private collections.
The multi-level showcase of art, design, and interactive elements is composed to allow visitors to not only see eye-catching pop art, but to experience it as well. Its focus is on the development of Warhol’s artistic language and its greater effect on culture – an effect, which has echoed for decades (not that we have to tell you that).
You can also expect the show to incorporate unique details of The Factory, Warhol’s main art studio in New York City between 1962 and 1984.
The Toronto show comes in the wake of Revolvers’ hugely successful Vancouver show in association with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Christie’s Auction House, Warhol: A Different Idea of Love – which ran from March through April of this year. The show saw an attendance of over 50,000 visitors.
With Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today, Revolver Gallery aims to engage Toronto with a more “monumental and immersive exhibition experience.”
“Being a native of Toronto, the city holds a very special place in my heart. It is an important part of the person I am today, and I feel compelled to give back to Toronto with this exhibition,” said Ron Rivlin, Founder, Revolver Gallery. “I want to share my passion for the importance of Andy Warhol’s work with my fellow Torontonians.”
Warhol’s work last graced the T-Dot back in 2006, when filmmaker David Cronenberg curated a showcase at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).