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There’s just something about the bold and vibrant colours of Andy Warhol’s paintings and prints that inspires me and shakes me out of my routine. And that is exactly one of the things Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror for Today is reflecting on, the effect Warhol’s work has on today’s culture.
This collection, which opened on July 1, is curated by the Revolver Gallery out of L.A. and is one of the world’s largest displays of Warhol’s work. You’ll find a lot of his most notable pieces such as the Marilyn triptych, Mick Jagger, the Campbell’s soup cans, quite a few of his Socialites portraits. But that’s not all you’ll find.
The gallery aims to provide some insight into how Warhol built his artistic language over time as well as give visitors a glimpse into his NYC studio, The Factory. There are audio tours, an interactive mobile app and, quite often, special events. There’s even a gift shop at the end if you want to take some swag home with you.
Of course, the main draw for me is Marilyn. The Warhol Marilyns have been haunting me for years. I have bandanas, handbags, jewelery, tees all bearing one of these beautiful, bold and bright faces. And that is what inspired me today…
To me, Warhol paintings are about being bold, questioning what “art” is and finding some sort of true inspiration to push the boundaries on yourself. I’ve never really played around with any sort of photo manipulation, and I never really do “theme” makeup, but my trip to Warhol Revisited has definitely sparked something!
So if you’re in Toronto, head to 77 Bloor St W and visit Revolver Gallery’s Warhol Revisited. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+), $5 for students (full-time with ID) and youth (6 to 17), kids (under 5) free and 20 per cent off a group of 10 or more. It’s open until December 31!
See the look that inspired these photos, check out my post on the Sephora x Craig & Karl collection.