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Over the course of his meteoric career, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) used the medium of music to transform himself from fan, to record album designer, to producer, to celebrity night-clubber, to rock star. Warhol Live presents the first comprehensive exploration of Warhol’s work as seen through the lens of music. This exhibition brings together a wide variety of works depicting pop music royalty, including Elvis Presley, the Velvet Underground, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, Deborah Harry of Blondie, and Michael Jackson. Major Warhol silkscreen paintings, album covers, illustrations, and photographs inspired by music and the performing arts, along with films and sound recordings, will provide a visual and aural score to Warhol’s extraordinary work and life.
Warhol Live is produced by The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
The San Francisco presentation is made possible by lead sponsors Marc and Lynne Benioff, Jeanne and Sandy Robertson, and Nion T. McEvoy, with additional support from Dr. N. L. Ascher, The John and Lisa Pritzker Family Fund, Elizabeth W. Vobach, the Ednah Root Foundation, and hotel partner Joie de Vivre Hospitality.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Sound equipment provided by Meyer Sound.