It’s the last day of ’15 Minutes eternal’ in Hong Kong today, which was the largest ever collection of Andy Warhol’s work in Asia. The exhibition marked the 25th anniversary of Warhol’s death and is part of an Asia wide tour, heading next to Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo.
I finally managed to visit the Hong Kong Museum of Art a few days ago, just before it was about to close (today is the last day) and it really was an amazing exhibition.
The exhibition charts the artist’s evolving works from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s. There was an extensive range of both well-known and rarely seen pieces, from the iconic pop art images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup to the more unusual photo-booth series and Time Capsule exhibit.
The exhibition included over 300 paintings, photographs, screen prints, drawings, 3-D installations and sculptures from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
There were a number of paintings that I’ve not seen before – they showed fantastic animal prints that I had not seen before and really enjoyed. In 1983 Andy Warhol produced Endangered Species, a series of silkscreen prints in his iconic vivid style. Art dealers Ronald and Frayda Feldman commissioned them following conversations with the artist about ecological issues.
- Time Capsule 23 contains memorabilia Andy collected on a trip to Hong Kong in 1982!
- The exhibition is at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2/F, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong and closes tonight at 8pm
- It is a fantastic exhibition for only $20 per adult
Here’s a video (unfortunately only in Cantonese) about the exhibition – it gives you an idea of how big it is. Truly fascinating!