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Andy Warhol: His Life & Art
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

29 March - 14 July 2002
A major retrospective of Andy Warhol's career spanning four decades, organised by the United States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, comes to Nottingham in March.
Posted 27 March, 2003
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The show has toured Southern and Eastern Europe visiting The State Hermitage, Petersburg; The Pushkin State Museum of Art, Moscow; Istanbul and Prague amongst other major cities. Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery is the only UK venue for this exhibition.

The exhibition includes early drawings developed when Warhol was a commercial graphic designer in New York, the iconic 'popular culture' images of the sixties and seventies and later pieces from the eighties when his work focused more on emblematic objects and signs, often associated with death.

Dollar Sign The 55 artworks represent Warhol's work over 40 years and include some of his most memorable images: Marilyn Monroe, Campbell's Soup Cans, Chairman Mao, the Electric Chair as well as others that capture the tenor of his times and made him the most important exponent of Pop Art in the world. The exhibition also includes work by Julia Warhola (the artist's mother) a pivotal influence on his life.

"The world has always recognised Andy Warhol as the quintessential American artist, bar none. As Warhol said himself, he was indeed, the mirror of his time." Thomas Sokolowski, director of The Andy Warhol Museum.

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh on 6 August 1928 and died in New York on 22 February 1987. Through his paintings, objects, 'underground' films and personal life, he represents Pop Art more than any other in public imagination. February 2002 is the fifteenth anniversary of the artist's death, an appropriate time to look back on the career of one of the most influential art figures of the 2Ot' Century.

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