I went to see the Andy Warhol Exhibit, WARHOL: Larger Than Life, presented by the
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. I really enjoyed the exhibit, and highly recommend a visit (May 30, 2008 – August 24, 2008).
I especially liked the intimacy of the presentation.
The exhibit begins with his early sketches as a commercial illustrator. In particular, I liked the shoe advertisement for a
The exhibit unfolds a story about the real Andy Warhol, not just the wild-haired, crazy avant- garde public figure who embraced technology and mass image production. He would pee his pants if he knew about the image duplication technology available today!Â Â
I loved the Canadian connection. Canadians who commissioned personal portraits by him included: Karen Kain, Wayne Gretsky and Conrad Black. It was also fascinating to read actual Canadian Border and Customs letters, discussing whether his works were really “art”, andÂ how in Andy’s own words, “Vancouverites don’t buy art.”Â It will only take you about an hour to visit and soak it all up.