Andy Warhol was much more than the “Prince of Pop Art” that we all know. Offering a detailed look at his character, as well as his multifaceted career, is the biography, hot off the press, Warhol: A Life as Art. Almost a thousand compelling pages, and entertaining as well, which sweep the reader away in a tale that starts at the origins of Andrew Warhola - son of an immigrant couple from Slovakia, who came to Pittsburgh in the ‘30s - to his first successes as a commercial illustrator, then to his pioneering art revolution. But besides reading the book by Gopnik, Andy Warhol fans can also find plenty of events dedicated to their beloved artist launched by the Tate Gallery in occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol. While waiting for its reopening, the London museum has created a virtual stroll which winds through the 11 halls of the exhibition, with the public accompanied by Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran, the curators of the exhibition at the Tate. His fascination with religion and Hollywood, his activities as an illustrator in New York, the debut of Andy “Swish”, and even Sleep, his first film, shot over several nights between the summer and autumn of 1963 with a 16mm camera, are just some of the highlights of this dazzling virtual tour.
More than 50 artists, half a millennium of art and the immense variety of the planet’s cultures - a fascinating journey awaits at the Camden Art Centre, exploring the intimate tie between humans and plants.