Warhol Marilyn Diptych
Now Booking Tate Modern Exhibition

Andy Warhol

Until 15 November 2020

Andy Warhol Marilyn Diptych 1962 Tate Purchased 1980 © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar

This one-way route guides you from the Turbine Hall and through the exhibition. There will be access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink during your visit.

Andy Warhol was the son of immigrants who became an American icon. A shy gay man who became the hub of New York’s social scene. An artist who embraced consumerism, celebrity and the counter culture – and changed modern art in the process.

He was born in 1928 as Andrew Warhola to working-class parents from present day Slovakia. In 1949 he moved from Pittsburgh to New York. Initially working as a commercial illustrator, his skill at transforming the imagery of American culture soon found its realisation in his ground-breaking pop art.

This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years.

Popularly radical and radically popular, Warhol was an artist who reimagined what art could be in an age of immense social, political and technological change.​

Andy Warhol, 'Self-Portrait' 1986
Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait 1986
Tate
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London
Pencil drawing of side profile of a young man with bunch of flowers in vase behind him

Andy Warhol
Boy with Flowers 1955-7
Tate ARTIST ROOMS
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the
National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Andy Warhol, 'Marilyn Diptych' 1962
Andy Warhol
Marilyn Diptych 1962
Tate
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London
Andy Warhol, 'Self-Portrait' 1967
Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait 1967
Tate
© 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London
Screen print of a skull in blues, yellow and dark green

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Screen print of a skull in beige, blue and brown with a hint of red

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Screen print of a skull in red, black and grey

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Screen print of a skull in grey, pale green and beige

Andy Warhol
Skull 1976
Larry Gagosian © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Screen print of Elvis Presley repeated four times. Two in bright blue, purple and red, two in black and white

Andy Warhol
Elvis I and II 1964
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Gift from the Women's Committee Fund, 1966 © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London.

Watch the curator's tour and explore the exhibition room by room

Organised by Tate Modern and Museum Ludwig, Cologne in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and the Denver Art Museum.

Presented in The Eyal Ofer Galleries.

Venue

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

Entrance via the Turbine Hall

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

12 March – 15 November 2020

Extended opening hours from 4 September: Every Friday and Saturday until 22.00
  • Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting
  • All visitors, including Members, need to book a ticket
  • This ticket includes access to both collection routes

Pricing

£22 FREE with ticket for Members

Concessions available

See Booking and Ticketing FAQs

Content guidance: This exhibition includes nudity, sexually explicit content and images of violence and death. One room includes flashing lights and loud music – this room can be avoided.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Carefully managed visitor numbers
  • A one-way route
  • Increased cleaning regimes in toilets and high use areas
  • Protective screens on desks and counters
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery
  • The cloakroom is closed so avoid bringing bulky coats or bags

VISITING SAFELY

  • Please follow all the safety instructions onsite
  • Keep your distance and act on any guidance our staff give you
  • Please wear a face covering. This is recommended in the galleries and mandatory in shops, which many routes pass-through
  • Pay by card or contactless
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided and wash your hands regularly
  • If you are not feeling well, help keep everyone safe by staying at home

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

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