Andy Warhol

Pop Art for Everyone

May 7 - July 20, 2014

Pera Museum was pleased to announce its new spring exhibition Andy Warhol: Pop Art for Everyone. The exhibition was composed of selected works of Andy Warhol from the Zoya Museum Private Collection in Slovakia, Modra. Included in the show were silkscreen series and drawings exhibited for the first time in Turkey, iconic works such as Campbell’s Soup, Cowboys and Indians, Endangered Species, and Flowers, accompanied by portraits of well-known important figures.

Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) artistic productivity was vast and impressive. More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.

Andy Warhol’s manner, clothes, hair color, gestures; all were as significant as the works he created and the life he led. The concept that he ultimately triggered and crafted, of “artist as machine,” operating mechanically both in the selection of his symbol and in the process of replicating it, emphasized the ordinariness, even banality of his actions. Nevertheless, his aspiration to play the role of a great artist remains undisputable.

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Exhibition Catalogue

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol: Pop Art for Everyone exhibition included selected, iconic series of works by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), such as Campbell’s Soup, Cowboys and Indians, Endangered Species,...

“My Uncle Andy”<br/>James Warhola

“My Uncle Andy”
James Warhola

James Warhola was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1955. A large influence during his childhood was his artistic family, especially his famous uncle, Pop artist-Andy Warhol. 

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Films from the Underground
Andy Warhol + Lou Reed

Films from the Underground: Andy Warhol and Lou Reed explores Warhol as a film director, as well as his influence particularly in music from the late 1960s. The program, also a tribute to Lou Reed who recently passed away in 2013, embraces three monumental films by Warhol.

Return from Vienna

Return from Vienna

Józef Brandt harboured a fascination for the history of 17th century Poland, and his favourite themes included ballistic scenes and genre scenes before and after the battle proper –all and sundry marches, returns, supply trains, billets and encampments, patrols, and similar motifs illustrating the drudgery of warfare outside of its culminating moments.

Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani

“A nameless Egyptian fresco, an African idol or a vase from Crete: we should behold Pirosmani’s art among them. Only this way it is possible to conceive it genuinely … …You see Pirosmani – you believe in Georgia”.
Grigol Robakidze

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme is among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 19th century. One of the most fervent advocates of academic painting, Gérôme declared a personal war against modern movements such as Impressionism.