A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING
February 25 - May 28, 2017
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Warhol before pop
PHILIP PEARLSTEIN, Andy Warhol in New York City c1949,
Philip Pearlstein papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol’s early career in more than 25 years
With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman: Warhol before pop focuses on the formative years of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. It provides surprising insights into the beginning of Warhol’s career, from his award-winning work as a commercial illustrator through to his first, little-known exhibitions.
Adman includes over 300 objects – from rare drawings and photographs to vintage advertisements, artist books and recreated department store window displays – many on public display for the first time.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
There’s also an unmissable range of programs, including a partnership with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2017 which presents a Queer Art After Hours on Wednesday 1 March and a Queer Thinking symposium.
Art Gallery of New South Wales February 25 - May 28, 2017
On Wednesdays until 10pm for Art After Hours
Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day
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“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important
to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout
is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into
such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always
do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled
the paper up as usual.” —
Tom of Finland