Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lots of stuff from Andy Warhol Museum on display in Hong Kong.

Andy Warhol Hong Kong 2012
Via the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

The South China Morning Post has a preview of "Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal", an exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from December 16 through March 31. With over 370 pieces from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, it is "said to feature the largest-ever collection in Asia" of Warhol's art.
In the Hong Kong stop, more than 370 items - from Warhol's paintings, drawings, photographs, screen prints, movies and sculptures to archival objects documenting his life - will be displayed. While iconic works such as Campbell's Soup, Jackie, The Last Supper, Marilyn Monroe, Mao, Self-Portrait and Silver Liz should not be missed, some Hong Kong-specific work are what make this stop special.

"Andy Warhol archived in cardboard boxes items from his daily life into 612 'Time Capsules' from the 1970s until his death in 1987. We asked the [Warhol] museum to open Time Capsule 23 especially for us, which houses over 20 items related to the city when he visited Hong Kong and Beijing in 1982," says Ng Ka-lun, modern art curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

"The items include a calendar of 1983 he bought from a local book store. Another record of his visit is a photo Warhol captured from the hotel he stayed at, presumably the Mandarin Oriental, overlooking Victoria Harbour and Kowloon."
The Pittsburgh museum has information about this and the other exhibitions on the Asian tour.