Fans of American pop artist and avant-garde film maker Andy Warhol will be pleased to hear that some of his most widely celebrated works are on display at the Olyvia Fine Art Gallery in Piccadilly.
This vibrant and comprehensive collection showcases his distinctive style and allows a peek at the fascinating rare series of silent movies 'screen shots' which give a voyeuristic view of the characters who hung out at his infamous Factory studio.
Constructing a glamorous surface was more important to the silver mopped one than the portrayal of his subject's character and this now familiar look led to his remarkable success - despite the critics and ideologists labeling the style as a 'moral and aesthetic outrage'. Today these unmistakeable portraits are considered timeless classics and are a true example of how Warhol's originality and controversy deeply marked the history of portraiture.
At Olyvia Fine Art, 17 Ryder Street, London SW1 6PY until 9th May 2010. FREE!