A huge selection of works by iconic and influential pop artist Andy Warhol will be coming to Wanneroo Regional Gallery next year.
Andy Warhol: Icons will open on March 6, 2024 and run for three months, with the exhibition made possible by the National Gallery of Australia’s Sharing the National Collection initiative.
Following the three-month exhibition, a dedicated Warhol space in the gallery will be created for audiences to view the collection over the remainder of the two-year loan period.
Works in the collection include iconic portraits of celebrities like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammed Ali and Warhol himself, as well as ten screen prints from the Campbell’s Soup I portfolio.
The Sharing the National Collection initiative began in July, and is designed to provide access to works in the National Gallery’s extensive 155,000-strong collection that would otherwise be in storage.
The partnership between the two galleries is the largest yet in the program, with Wanneroo’s expression of interest the first in the country to be registered.
“It is an incredible honour to host Andy Warhol’s iconic artworks at the Wanneroo Regional Gallery through our partnership with the National Gallery of Australia and their Sharing the National Collection initiative,” said Wanneroo Mayor Linda Aitken.
“Giving people opportunities to experience significant art in their own area can ignite appreciation for art and culture and help foster the development of new creatives, new ideas and future arts professionals.”
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