The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will be opening it’s doors in style. After a long eight months, Toronto’s modern art gallery will be open July 21st. It’s set to launch with an exhibition dedicated to the legend Andy Warhol.
Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director and producer. But, he is most known as one of the artists who led the pop art movement.
Pop art is defined as art that is based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values. The movement emerged in the UK and the US during the mid- to late-1950s.
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Warhol is considerably one of the most popular artists in the world with a number of his pieces having been sold for over $100 million.
His legacy will now be memorialized in Toronto’s AGO giving people the chance to understand just how great he was.
CEO Stephan Jost stated in a press release, “After eight months, we are absolutely thrilled to re-open our doors”
“This time has served as a powerful reminder that art and culture are vital to our collective sense of wellbeing. I can’t wait to welcome our visitors in person again to see great art and reconnect with the ideas that inspire us.”
The exhibit will feature his iconic portraits of celebrities as well as his more conceptual pieces and experimental works.
Lead photo courtesy of Jack Mitchell