Beginning this summer, Toronto collectors, curators and art enthusiasts alike can look forward to a rare opportunity to view one of the world’s largest collections of original Andy Warhol prints and paintings. Located in the city’s trendy Yorkville neighborhood at 77 Bloor Street West, Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today brings a museum quality exhibition to the city that will run for a six month period and be open to the public daily from Wednesday, July 1 until Thursday, December 31, 2015.
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, as well as the artist’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans. With over 120 historic prints and paintings on view from Revolver Gallery’s prominent collection, the exhibition will also include artwork from The Andy WarholFoundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., Christie’s Auction House, and distinguished museum and private collections.
With the staggering attendance of over 50,000 visitors at Revolvers’ most recent Vancouver show in association with theAndy Warhol Foundation and Christie’s Auction House, Warhol: A Different Idea of Love – which ran from March through April 2015, 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.”
Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today will provide an engaging and educational walkthrough of the development of Warhol’s artistic language and its greater effect on culture – an effect, which has echoed for decades. More than just an art exhibit, curating of the exhibition will be done in a way that is both thematic, and chronological in order to contextualize the artist’s trajectory and societal impact through educational materials, activated spaces, audio tours, interactive mobile apps, innovative programming, and special events.
Additionally, Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today will incorporate unique details of The Factory, which wasAndy Warhol’s main art studio in New York City between 1962 and 1984. Elevated with the aesthetic sensibilities of award winning, Toronto-based designer, Anwar Mekhayech of DesignAgency, Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today will be a multi-level showcase of art, design and interactive elements that will encourage visitors to not only see the art, but to experience it as well. The gallery will embody a modern day extension of Warhol’s idea that pop art is for everyone.
Admission to Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+), $5 for students (full-time with ID) and youth (6 to 17), kids (under 5) free and 20 per cent off a group of 10 or more. For more information, go to www.warholrevisited.com, or follow on Twitter: @RevolverGallery, #TOWarhol; Instagram:@RevolverGallery, #TOWarhol; and Facebook: /RevolverBeverlyHills, #TOWarhol.
Revolver Gallery, founded by Canadian entrepreneur Ron Rivlin in 2012, is an international contemporary gallery with a one-artist program focusing on the life and work of the pioneer and preeminent member of modern art,Andy Warhol. With over 100 original prints and paintings in its collection, the gallery maintains one of the largest, gallery held collections of work by the artist in the world. Revolver Gallery carries on Andy’s belief that pop art is for everyone and also operates in an educational capacity. Revolver does this by contextualizing the artist’s body of work and historical significance through outreach, strategic partnerships with leading institutions, and the sharing of information specific to the artist’s life and work. In a time when Warhol’s artistic investigation of art and culture is more relevant and important than ever, Revolver seeks to engage collectors, and appreciators of art alike by curating experiential, monumental exhibitions around the globe.