CONCURRENT WITH AN ONGOING GALLERY SHOW IN YORKVILLE, ANDY WARHOL: STARS OF THE SILVER SCREEN, ADDS A CINEMATIC SPIN TO THE ARTIST’S OUTPUT AT THE TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
Gene Korman’s photograph of Marilyn Monroe became a source for Andy Warhol’s famous 1950s screen prints of the blonde bombshell (photo © the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum)
OCTOBER 30 TO JANUARY 24 In 2015 it’s very easy to indulge our fascination with celebrities. The beautiful people themselves dole out details via social media, while magazines, TV shows and bloggers feed our appetite for even juicier gossip. But long before the likes of Perez Hilton and Lainey Lui, there was Andy Warhol. Arguably the ultimate fan, the pop-art pioneer was known for documenting his interest in public figures like Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando through his paintings, prints, films and more. Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen, a new exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox pays homage to the man who became as famous as the stars he depicted. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, the collection contains Warhol’s early artworks, films, videos, photographs, prints and Hollywood memorabilia, including his childhood scrapbook of screen sirens like Greta Garbo and Kim Novak. —Linda Luong
• TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., 416-599-8433; tiff.net/warhol
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ANDY WARHOL REVISITED, PRESENTED IN TORONTO BY LOS ANGELES’S REVOLVER GALLERY, ADDS EVEN MORE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE TO BLOOR STREET WEST
photos © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society, New York
JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31 His subjects were some of the 20th century’s most famous figures, brands, objects and landmarks; the artist himself became as illustrious as all of them. Such is the importance of Andy Warhol’s screen prints, paintings, films and myriad other creative endeavours that he remains arguably as influential today as he was during his 1960s prime. And so, naturally, a survey boasting many of his best-known works is big news for art lovers and the uninitiated alike. Curated by Los Angeles’s Revolver Gallery, Andy Warhol Revisted features more than 120 of the celebrated artist’s prints and canvases, including his iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Mouse and more. Adding to the immersion, the exhibition is also expected to incorporate design elements reflecting Warhol’s Factory studio. —Craig Moy
• Andy Warhol Revisted, 77 Bloor St. W.; warholrevisited.com
THE TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA MAY SEEM SMALL RELATIVE TO ITS INSTITUTIONAL COUNTERPARTS IN TORONTO, BUT THIS SUMMER THE CLOTH-CONCENTRATING SPACE BOASTS SOME BIG NAMES
Artist-designed fabric designs, clothing and more are now on display at the Textile Museum of Canada
MAY 2 TO OCTOBER 4 In “Artist Textiles: From Picasso to Warhol,” colourful pieces by those two icons—plus Dali, Matisse, Chagall and many others—trace a visual history of fabric acting as a unique creative medium for all manner of artists.
JUNE 10 TO SEPTEMBER 7 More than 50 works by photographer Nickolas Muray focus on the vibrant persona—and indeed, often quite imaginative wardrobe—of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Dean and Britta at performing until Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Theatre Junction GRAND.
Thursday, September 20 Be sure to check out the Calgary Home + Design Show at the BMO Centre, running until Sunday, September 23. The weekend event will feature inspirational design solutions and helpful home advice. The show will host over 350 exhibitors and a variety of industry experts including Sarah Daniels and Philip DuMoulin, hosts of HGTV’s Urban Suburban; Bruce Hopkins (more…)