Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Ron Rivlin will be showing off his Andy Warhol collection in Toronto from July to December. Rivlin pictured the exhibit in Yorkville, thinking, “That’s where Andy would have had it… he was obsessed with money and fashion.”
The entrepreneur has been living in L.A. for 16 years, managing the talents of Run DMC, Wu-tang Clan, and Busta Rhymes. The first Warhol piece he purchased was three years ago, and his collection has since grown to more than 120 original works.
Some of the prints and paintings being showcased at the exhibit include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and the famous Campbell’s Soup collection.
Rivlin hopes that the former Guess store at Bay and Bloor will attract diverse people, as it is “dead centre Toronto.” If the exhibition is a success, he will consider opening a permanent home for Warhol in the city.
Andy Warhol Revisited will take place at 77 Bloor St. W from July 1 to December 31. Admission to the exhibit is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students and youth. Children under 5 years are free.
Full details can be found at warholrevisited.com
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