Japan’s largest Warhol exhibition prepares for its 15 minutes of fame

Arts Events Trends & Culture - January 11th, 2014
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal. Welcome to the largest ever Warhol exhibition to be presented in Japan.

Just in time to brighten up the dark and cold winter, this art exhibit will provide a comprehensive retrospective of nearly 700 pieces of Warhol’s work and archives from the start of his career as an artist to his final years. Bringing together examples from every major series Warhol has done, the exhibition is an all-encompassing introduction to the artist’s work. In addition, with a number of works, such as Physiological Diagram being shown in Japan for the first time, the exhibition will bring new discoveries to even seasoned Warhol aficionados.

The versatile creator needs no introduction; his activities as a commercial designer, painter, filmmaker, and socialite ignored, and often flaunted, genre boundaries. Andy Warhol is best known for his pop art, taking a stance in the age of American consumer society and mass culture. His works are still relevant in this day and age, and a real feast for the eyes. The exhibition title, “15 Minutes Eternal,” is derived from Warhol’s well-known statement: “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal

More information: www.mori.art.museum/english/contents/andy_warhol/index.html

When: Feb 1–May 6

Where: Mori Art Museum

How much: ¥1,500/¥1,000

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By Vivian Morelli