Warhol exhibition bound for Belfast

Published Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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Some of Andy Warhol's most famous works are coming to Belfast next month, in the first ever major Warhol exhibition in Northern Ireland.

Warhol exhibition bound for Belfast
Andy Warhol's Chairman Mao image will be displayed at the MAC in Belfast. (© Getty)

The New York-based artist rose to prominence during the 1960s with his pop art images, some of which will be displayed in Belfast's MAC in February.

The exhibition will span three galleries and will play host to Warhol-themed events, including a Studio 54 disco night featuring an original resident DJ from the club.

Polaroid self-portraits highlighting Warhol's photographic work will be on show, as will 126 posters from various period of his career.

He has been hailed as one of the world's most famous artists, who worked in various media including film, silk screen and sculpture.

It will be the first time in 15 years that Warhol pieces will be displayed on the island of Ireland, following the Irish Museum of Modern Art retrospective in 1997.

The MAC has worked in partnership with the TATE's ARTIST ROOMS on Tour scheme to bring the work to Belfast.

Gillian Mitchell, Director of Programmes at the MAC said, "We are, of course, thrilled about the upcoming exhibition of one of the world's most renowned artist's, Andy Warhol offering audiences in Northern Ireland an opportunity to see this work for the first time ever."

The exhibition runs from 8 February to 28 April and is free to the public, although live events will be ticketed.

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Comments Comments
Gil Grissom in Bangor wrote (734 days ago):
Wonderful news! Cannot wait, Belfast needs this and more, to recover from the abhorrent, disgusting and atrocious behaviour of some in the past few weeks.
TEACHER in Belfast wrote (736 days ago):
This is great news for Belfast. Only today i was showing the children in school some of Andy Warhols pieces and we made a start at making our own. These children are aged 5/6.What a great exhibition for me to tell them about so they can visit with their families!!!
Laura in Belfast wrote (736 days ago):
what would the belfast people know wbout art? if it doesnt involve a giro-cheque and a bottle of cider they will have no interest.
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