Pop art fans take note. Los Angeles-based Revolver Gallery is bringing the largest collection of Andy Warhol works to Canada this summer for an exhibit in Toronto.
Running from Wed. July 1 to Thurs. December 31 at 77 Bloor St. W., Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today will showcase over 120 Warhol prints and paintings, including “Campbell’s Soup Cans” — notably one of the artist’s most famous pieces — and portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mick Jagger.
The multi-level exhibit, which is being promoted as a “modern day extension of Warhol’s idea that pop art is for everyone,” will also feature interactive elements, such as mobile apps and audio tours, along with details from Warhol’s New York City studio, “The Factory,” which he worked out of between 1962 and 1984.
“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,” Revolver Gallery founder Ron Rivlin said in a press release. “I want to share my passion for the importance of Andy Warhol’s work with my fellow Torontonians.”
In order to bring such a large collection of Warhol’s work to Canada, Revolver sourced material not in their collection from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Christie’s Auction House, along with museum and private collections.
The last major showcase of Warhol’s work in Toronto was curated by filmmaker David Cronenberg in 2006 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Revolver recently curated the Vancouver exhibit, Warhol: A Different Idea of Love. It saw an attendance of over 50,000 visitors between March and April.