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.

Journey to the East

Journey to the East

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. This week we are sharing Ziem’s work inspired by Istanbul and “the East”! 

Symbols

Symbols

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

When Metaphysical Art is Mentioned, His Name Comes to Mind <br>  Who Is Giorgio de Chirico?

When Metaphysical Art is Mentioned, His Name Comes to Mind
Who Is Giorgio de Chirico?

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.