More than two years in the planning, River City Bangkok is pleased to announce that 128 original works and pieces of memorabilia owned by an Italian collector will go on exhibition from 1 May until 16 August 2020 at RCB Galleria at RCB Galleria (2nd floor).
ANDY WARHOL: POP ART showcases four categories or works: Self – Portraits and Photos; Celebrity Portraits; Magazine and Album Covers; and, Silk Printing and Others. Portraits include Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali (1978), Marilyn (1981), Elvis I and II (1964-1978), The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967). Other works on show are Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Covers, Brillo Box (1970), Dollar (1981-1982), Flowers (1964), Campbell’s Soup Can (1967), and Cow (1971).
Linda Cheng, Managing Director said on the announcement: “We asked ourselves how we could possibly top the success and popularity of FROM MONET TO KANDINSKY. Well, judging from the multimedia surge when news of the exhibition was first released, ANDY WARHOL: POP ART is going to draw even more people to River City Bangkok. After all, pop art is for everyone.”
Early bird tickets will be available on 1March – 30 April 2020 via https://www.ticketmelon.com/rivercitybangkok/andywarhol
These special prices are offered to adults (300 THB), students as well as seniors (200 THB with ID required), and group visit.
All tickets are single entry.
About Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. He was a successful commercial artist working in advertising and magazine publishing. Later, in 1960s, he became a well-known pop art artist who choreographed performing art, directed films, produced video installations and wrote extensively about his life and experiences. He blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream culture. Warhol died at the age of 58 of Ventricular Fibrillation on February 22, 1987 in New York City.
Warhol introduced the pop art to the world with his unique style and perspective at a time of growth, development and increased public appetite for advertising, filmmaking, television, books, magazine and fashion. Aside from people in creative fields, Andy Warhol inspired the growing middle classes in America and later the world. Even though he passed away 33 years ago (February 22, 1987), his prediction: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, are pertinent today. As are: “I think everybody should be nice to everybody” and “People should fall in love with their eyes closed”.
When he graduated from college with his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1949, Warhol moved to New York City to pursue a career as a commercial artist. It was also at this time that he dropped the “a” at the end of his last name to become Andy Warhol. He landed a job with Glamour magazine in September and went on to become one of the most successful commercial artists of the 1950s. He won frequent awards for his uniquely whimsical style, using his own blotted line technique and rubber stamps to create his drawings.
In 1964, Warhol opened his own art studio, a large silver-painted warehouse known simply as “The Factory.” The Factory quickly became one of New York City’s premier cultural hotspots, a scene of lavish parties attended by the city’s public figures.
“Dictatorship at the Door, Democracy on the Floor” is that’s how Andy Warhol famously described Studio 54. Warhol, who clearly relished his celebrity, became a fixture at infamous New York City nightclubs like Studio 54 that opened its door to A-list stars like Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Bianca Jagger and so many more.
Discover ANDY WARHOL POP ART from 1 May until 16 August 2020
at RCB Galleria, 2nd floor, River City Bangkok.