Andy Warhol Three Times Out
Hugh Lane Gallery is proud to present their first Andy Warhol exhibition, Andy Warhol Three Times Out.
“As society navigates the age of social media and surveillance capitalism – how our data is being captured and monetized – it is impossible to overlook Warhol’s prescient vision so relevant to us today.”
– Dr. Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery
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The gallery has been working on this unique exhibition for over five years which includes more than 250 works borrowed from museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. One of the most important and recognisable artists of the 20th century, this exhibition celebrates Andy Warhol’s new artistic vision which saw him combine commercial processes with fine art production. He experimented with silkscreen printing on canvas, film, photography, publishing, performance, video and television. Warhol challenged conventional canons in art, dismissing traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.
Unique to the exhibition is a section focusing on the work and collaborations both Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon had with acclaimed US artist and photographer Peter Beard, provoking new thinking on the status of these two titans of the 20th century.
The exhibition is curated by Barbara Dawson, Director Hugh Lane Gallery and Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions and is funded by Dublin City Council.
Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928 to immigrant parents from Slovakia. He moved to New York in 1949, where he became one of America’s leading commercial artists. By the early 1960s he had moved into the field of fine art and was exhibiting his Pop Art paintings in New York and Los Angeles. He set up the legendary Silver Factory in the 1960s – a melting pot of creativity – and from here he promoted the rock band, The Velvet Underground. Visitors included the likes of Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Truman Capote, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, Edie Sedgwick, Brigid Berlin, and Jane Holzer.
Despite a near fatal shooting in 1968, Warhol continued to be enormously prolific. During the 1970s and ‘80s. Over the course of a 40-year-long career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. The power of his work comes from its concentration on fundamental human themes – the beauty and glamour of youth, fame, material culture, the passing of time, and the ever presence of death.
Tuesday 10.00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18:00
Thursday 10.00 - 18:00
Friday 10.00 - 17:00
Saturday 10.00 - 17:00
Sunday 11.00 - 17:00