The Tate Modern in London takes you on a tour around their Andy Warhol exhibit.
At the moment, it’s hard to visit our favourite galleries and museums, but in this video, we can take a virtual trip to see some of the best art of the 20th century up close. Tate curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran discuss Warhol’s life and show us how his work changed as he grew and matured. Despite his glitzy persona, Andy was born into a poor family in Europe who moved to America when he was young.
Andy’s work often reflected his sexuality. Despite homosexuality and LGBTQ culture being taboo at the time, many of Andy’s early works examined the idea of same-sex attraction. We learn how he became more confident over time and became a key socialite of the 60s New York art scene. At the end of the decade, he was shot by an acquaintance who was later found to have serious mental issues. Andy was revived by doctors after extensive surgery. The curators discuss how this event changed his artwork and had a serious impact on his personality.
Andy Warhol|Tate Modern|Documentary
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