A unique exhibition of Andy Warhol’s paintings, prints, photographs, films and installations will open at Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin this autumn (6th October 2023 – 28th January 2024) showcasing the artist’s extraordinary range of artworks produced over four decades.
Andy Warhol, Three Times Out has been five years in the making and includes more than 250 works on loan from museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
The exhibition is curated by Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery and Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions.
Andy Warhol is without doubt one of the most important and recognisable artists of the 20th-century. He devised new ways of image making, experimenting with multiple images silkscreened on canvas, printing, photography, film, publishing, advertising, performance, video and television. Combining these mediums, Warhol challenged conventional canons in art, dismissing traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.
A broad range of Warhol’s work has been selected for the exhibition in Dublin, from the iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans, Flowers, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and Chairman Mao, to his observations on identity and mortality in his multiple self-portraits, skulls, electric chairs and avant-garde films Empire, Sleep, Kiss and Outer and Inner Space. Visitors to the exhibition will also experience Warhol’s immersive Silver Clouds sculpture.
Hugh Lane Gallery is delighted to present Andy Warhol Three Times Out. This exhibition shows how Warhol utterly changed the way the world experiences art. His work explored the relationship between artistic expression and the flourishing consumer culture of the 1960s, new technology and celebrity status, as well as mortality, in a diverse body of works that underpins his artistic genius.
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.Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery
Unique to the exhibition will be a section focusing on the work and collaborations both Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon (whose famous studio forms part of the Hugh Lane collection) had with acclaimed US artist and photographer Peter Beard, provoking new thinking on the status of these two titans of the 20th-century.
As the newly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, I am delighted to announce details of Andy Warhol Three Times Out. This will no doubt be one of the best exhibitions of the year, one that residents of the city should now mark in their diaries.
Dublin City Council and the team at Hugh Lane Gallery deserve great praise for the achievement of producing such a prestigious exhibition for our city. Today’s news will generate excitement not just amongst Irish audiences but will attract international visitors to Dublin to see a Warhol exhibition on this scale.Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste added:
Andy Warhol Three Times Out, 6th October 2023 – 28th January 2024, Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
Admission: This is a ticketed exhibition with further details to follow. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 14th August 2023 For more information and updates, please visit www.hughlane.ie
Andy Warhol (1928-1986) 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.