Death Politics and Selfies: Andy Warhol Exhibition at the Whitworth

There’s just under a month left to see the Whitworth Art Gallery’s Andy Warhol exhibition.

The event is on until the 16th April and has been running since November last year. It is full of abstract work that spans over three decades of Warhol’s career.

Director of the Whitworth and Manchester City Galleries, Maria Balshaw, said: “We’re tremendously excited to have this new Andy Warhol exhibition of ARTIST ROOMS.

“Apocalyptic in tone it highlights the significance of Warhol as a visionary artist, predicting both the rise of the selfie and the failure of the American Dream.”

The exhibition coincides with the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Sam Lackey, Senior Curator of the exhibition said: “It’s amazing that the exhibition has accorded with the American elections in this way.

“As I was curating the show for the past few months, it slowly became apparent that there was going to be this moment where we’d have this election and then we would share these works that are all about Warhol working through the Reagan presidency on a right wing government in America.

“Suddenly Warhol’s writings about America and how he described it and how he talks about it just seemed incredibly relevant”.

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