Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror for Today is Canada’s “largest exhibition of the artist’s work,” said Rebecca Tucker from the National Post. Published in the Arts section, the National Post offered great insight into the unconventional gallerist Ron Rivlin, owner of Los Angeles-based Revolver Gallery.
“The museums don’t really like me. They work their way up the ladder, they got their PhDs, and here I am: this businessman who just came out guns blazing.” – Ron Rivlin
Founder of the talent agency, Coast II Coast Entertainment, Rivlin started his Warhol collection when he saw a Mick Jagger print at a friend’s home. Coming to the realization that Warhols are great investment pieces, Rivlin began buying everything he liked.
With his vast collection of over 120 pieces, Toronto native Rivlin brought a majority his extensive collection to the city of Toronto. The exhibition, Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today, is located in Yorkville on 77 Bloor Street West in the former American clothing brand store, GUESS?. A location that Rivlin thinks any would approve because of its proximity to both fashion and finance.
In comparison to Revolver Gallery’s previous show in Vancouver last April, Warhol: A Different Idea of Love, Rivlin said this is an educational exhibit.
The show will run from July 1st until December 31st, and visitors will be able to take a close look at famed Warhol prints such as the Marilyns and the Campbell’s Soup Cans as well as some lesser known works from the artist. The portrait of Georges Marciano, founder of GESS?, is one of the lesser know commissioned works which is on display at the show. This unique and rare screenprint is just one of many that is in the impressive inventory of Revolver Gallery.