Singapore, 21 March 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The exhibition “Andy Warhol: 15 minutes” is will be taking place at ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay from 17 March to 12 August 2012. The exhibition will mark the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death.
The exhibition is sponsored by BNY Mellon and organised by the Andy Warhol Museum.
The exhibition’s title comes from a quotation by Warhol himself, who said “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
The exhibition will display more than 260 paintings, illustrations, sculptures, a movie and the video depicting the artist at work. It will also include various documents, interactive installations, photographs and archives.
The exhibition is displayed as a route through phases of Andy Warhol’s life, from the 40s when he started painting to the 80s when he painted his last works. It ends with Last Supper and Autoportrait, two famous pieces, made at the very end of his life.
In order to attract a young audience, a presentation is scheduled especially for them, on the model of what Warhol had made for the exhibition of 1983 at the Bruno Bischofberger Gallery in Switzerland.
This exhibition is part of an Asian tour which will travel in five cities during 27 months. After Singapore, it will move to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and finally Tokyo in 2014.