TORONTO, ON – Beginning July 1st, 2015 , collectors, curators and art enthusiasts alike can look forward to a rare opportunity to view the country’s largest collection of paintings and works on paper by Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol: Revisited brings Canada a choice selection of over 120 works curated along thematic and chronological vectors for a six month period ending December 31, 2015.
Curated by Los Angeles-based Revolver Gallery, Andy Warhol: Revisited will feature a selection of Warhol’s most recognizable works of art including: portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Dollar Sign and Shadow paintings on canvas as well as the artist’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans. In addition the Revolver collection, the exhibition will also include a selection of the artist's work view from the Andy Warhol Foundation, and distinguished private collections.
With an attendance of over 50,000 visitors at Revolver Gallery's most recent Vancouver exhibition in association with The Andy Warhol Foundation and Christie’s, Warhol: A Different Idea of Love, which ran March – April 2015, Revolver Gallery aims to engage Toronto with a more monumental and immersive exhibition experience.
“Being a native of Toronto, the city holds a very special place in my heart. It is an important part of the person I am today, and I feel compelled to give back to Toronto with this exhibition,” said Ron Rivlin, Founder, Revolver Gallery. “I want to share my passion for the importance of Andy Warhol’s work with my fellow Torontonians.”
Andy Warhol: Revisited will provide an engaging and educational walkthrough of the artist's corpus and development of his artistic language. The exhibition program will include a rotating lecture series by internationally recognized art luminaries, and key speakers from academia presenting discourse on a wide variety of subjects. Topics explored will include: Warhol and cinema, Warhol and abstraction, Warhol's conflation of high and low art and the values of genre hierarchy and fine art genre. The exhibition also features a bilingual, interactive mobile app, which will serve to contextualize the art works on view.
About Revolver Gallery
Revolver Gallery, founded by Canadian entrepreneur Ron Rivlin in 2012, is an international contemporary gallery with a one-artist program focusing on the life and work of the pioneer and preeminent member of modern art, Andy Warhol. With over 120 original prints and paintings in its collection, the gallery maintains one of the largest gallery-held collections of work by the artist in the world. Revolver Gallery carries on Warhol’s belief that pop art is for everyone and also operates in an educational capacity. Revolver does this by contextualizing the artist’s body of work and historical significance through outreach, strategic partnerships with leading institutions, and the sharing of information specific to the artist’s life and work. In a time when Warhol’s artistic investigation of art and culture is more relevant and important than ever, Revolver seeks to engage collectors, and appreciators of art alike by curating experiential, monumental exhibitions around the globe.