Gallery to show off Warhol 'feast'

Gallery to show off Warhol 'feast'

A silk screen print of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol is hung at the Dulwich Picture Gallery ahead of a major new exhibition of the US artist's work

Warhol's famous portfolio of Campbell's Soup tins will be among the exhibits at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

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A "decorative feast" of Andy Warhol art goes on show next week.

The 80 pictures, created by the American artist over more than 20 years, includes portraits of stars including Muhammad Ali and Marilyn Monroe.

They have been loaned to the Dulwich Picture Gallery, in south London, from the Bank of America Collection and also include a self-portrait of the pop artist who died in 1987, as well as images of Superman and The Marx Brothers.

Ian Dejardin, of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, said: "Andy Warhol: The Portfolios is the perfect exhibition for the Olympic summer.

"Visitors will be flocking to Dulwich Picture Gallery to see some of Warhol's most dazzling prints on paper - not just the familiar icons but also some lesser-known surprises - right here in South London.

"This will be Warhol as you've never seen him - a decorative feast of pop on the august walls of England's oldest gallery."

Rena De Sisto, global arts and culture executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said: "We are thrilled that Andy Warhol: The Portfolios will have its first European display in one of London's best-loved and most beautiful spaces.

"Our company strives to give people around the world access to great art, and since launching the Art in Our Communities programme in late 2008, we have lent over 50 exhibitions to arts institutions around the world.

"Organisations such as the Dulwich Picture Gallery play an intrinsic part - both economically and culturally - of the communities they serve, and their role in creating a more cohesive, open-minded, and healthy society cannot be overstated."

The exhibition opens on Wednesday.

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