An exhibition of famed US visual artist Andy Warhol will be held in Saudi Arabia next year as part of the Arts AlUla Festival.
Produced in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum, “FAME” will bring together some of Warhol’s most iconic artworks.
The event will start on Feb. 17, 2023 at the award-winning Maraya.
The installation features paintings and prints of Hollywood stars, sporting legends and musicians - including Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali and Dolly Parton, among others - alongside filmed portraits described as “screen tests” of 60s counter-culture icons.
The installation will also include Andy Warhol-designed wallpaper and Warhol’s ground-breaking work, Silver Clouds. The artworks will be accompanied by rarely-seen archival photographs, including Hollywood publicity photos and Polaroid portraits made in his studio and later utilized as source material for his paintings and prints.
“FAME is intended to be an introduction to the aspect of Warhol that I believe is most fascinating to many young people, including Saudi youth, as Andy Warhol’s journey, which started as a child staring at the movie screen and collecting publicity stills, is becoming more common through the rise of social media,” said director of the Andy Warhol Museum Patrick Moore.
“FAME is an opportunity to further extend Warhol’s legacy by reaching new audiences through the display but also the talks program and screen-printing workshops that will run in parallel to the exhibition.”