A Different Idea of Love. at ALLIANCE lockhart, we wanted to share the news that The Warhol - A Different Idea of Love exhibition, featuring original prints and paintings from a private collection and the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts will be shown now through March 30, 2015 at 1280 Homer Street, Vancouver.
A staggering 80 pieces from pop art legend Andy Warhol will be up for exhibition in a Vancouver warehouse during the month of March.
Andy Warhol, known for his creation of the pop art genre of art and his representation of consumerism and celebrity culture, died in 1987. His art is the most coveted and collected in the world, earning $633 million US in sales in 2013 alone.
“To have a portrait painted by Andy Warhol carried incredible prestige and in many circles was considered the ultimate form of social validation,” comments Christopher Dohm of MAISON AI, a presenter of the exhibition.
Among the 80 pieces to be on display are portraits of Georges Marciano, Jane Fonda and Ted Kennedy.
“The subjects of the portraits in Andy’s ‘Socialites’ series, for example, were members of the social elite who wished to be elevated to the status of his other subjects – globally recognized icons, but Warhol did more than just iconify his subjects; he immortalized them,” Dohm continues.
The exhibition will feature the largest collection of Warhol prints and paintings in Canada. ‘Warhol – A Different Idea of Love’ opens at 1280 Homer Street, Vancouver, on March 1 and runs until March 30.
Entrance to the show, open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is free.