Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Andy Warhol in Vancouver

#vanwarhol - http://warholvancouver.com/

One of the largest collections of Andy Warhol's original prints and paintings are being displayed in a pop-up gallery in Yaletown. "A Different Idea of Love" exhibit will be showing for the entire month of March.

The gallery is open to the public and exhibits over 80 of his original pieces. There will be many iconic pieces on display, such as the Campbell soup can and the Marilyn Monroe pop-art screen print. It is probably a once in a lifetime chance to be able to see some of the originals from one of leaders of modern art. Warhol's artworks remain some of the most sought after pieces in the world today.

Marilyn Monroe #vanwarhol - http://warholvancouver.com/

 We had a chance  to take a tour of this exhibit over the weekend. As you walk into the gallery, you are greeted by a portrait of Warhol and there will be a brief summary of him below. As expected, there were many portraits of famous celebrities and social icons. 

However,  he has other works that aren't of the rich and famous that are equally as intriguing and beautiful. "Diamond Dust Shoes" was probably one of the pieces that stood out to me, for made me curious about the production process behind his pieces. The shoes were in all Warhol fashion set on top of a black background with diamond dust. It was interesting to see the application of different media to create this artwork.

Campbell Soup Can #vanwarhol - http://warholvancouver.com/

I think one thing that makes a Warhol so popular and sought after is that most of the subjects are still relevant to us today. Many of the people in his prints are still alive or were alive in our lifetime. The social commentary and artist expression in his pieces also reflect on our love of celebrities in the current generation and it shows how not much has changed since he was still making art.

Queen Elizabeth II #vanwarhol - http://warholvancouver.com/

If you want to check out the exhibit it is showing until the end of the month at 1280 Homer Street in Yaletown. If you want to make one of your own photos or a loved one's photos into an Andy Warhol inspired pop art visit our website to learn how! Go to www.VancouverOnCanvas.com to begin!

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