ARTWORK by one of the world’s most iconic leaders in ‘pop art’ is heading to Worcester as part of a new exhibition exploring American printmaking.
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum will launch ‘Warhol to Walker: American Prints from pop art to today’ on Saturday, November 4, which will include Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s green pea soup print.
Running in partnership with the British Museum and supported by the Dorset Foundation, the exhibition will focus on modern and contemporary American printmaking, featuring nine key works from the British Museum’s print collection.
Prints by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, whose work took varied inspiration from the mass media consumer society of 1960s America, will be followed right to the present day with artwork by young African-American artist Kara Walker and the renowned Jim Dine.
Alongside the prints on loan from the British Museum, the exhibition will also feature artwork from the Worcester City Collection, including pieces by Eduardo Paolozzi, Howard Hodgkin and Richard Hamilton.
Emalee Beddoes-Davis, Museums Worcestershire curator said: “We’re pleased to be working with the British Museum to bring these internationally renowned artworks to Worcester.
“Almost everyone recognises Warhol’s ‘soupcan’, and it’s even more amazing to see a work of art like this ‘in the flesh’ and on your doorstep. It also gives us the opportunity to highlight the quality of work within Worcester’s own collections too.”
Admission to the exhibition is free and will be open from Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm, until the New Year.
Call the museum on 01905 25371 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk for more information.