Over 100 Andy Warhol Artworks Appear At This Tate Modern Blockbuster

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Over 100 Andy Warhol Artworks Appear At This Tate Modern Blockbuster
Self Portrait. 1986, Tate. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Silver-haired Pop Art maestro, Andy Warhol, is getting a massive new exhibition at Tate Modern — the first at the gallery for almost two decades.

From March-September 2020, over 100 of the Pittsburgh-born artist's images go on display — including iconic prints of Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Harry, Elvis Presley and Coco-Cola bottles.

Marilyn Diptych, 1962, Tate. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London
Hammer and Sickle, 1976. Museum Brandhorst. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

The exhibition, says Tate, will emphasise Warhol's recurring themes around desire — and show how he reimagined what art could be.

Ladies and Gentlemen (Helen/Harry Morales), 1975. Italian private collection © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Alongside the big crowd-pleasers, will be nestled some of Warhol's early line drawings of male portraits and nudes; Warhol's sexuality is also explored in the exhibition.

Boy with Flowers, 1955-7. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London
Flowers, 1964. Private collection. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

There's also a chance to experience Warhol's interactive floating Silver Clouds and the psychedelic Exploding Plastic Inevitable (an early multi-media experience, featuring music from The Velvet Underground).

Green Coca-Cola Bottles, 1962. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art 68.25. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Debbie Harry 1980 Private Collection of Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport, 1961. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Tate Modern's Warhol exhibition runs from 12 March-6 September 2020. Tickets £22 (£20 concessions), available to book now.

Last Updated 28 October 2019