As reported by the Associated Press on 1 February 2012, an Andy Warhol retrospective will tour five cities in Asia over the next three years, starting in Singapore in March 2012. Organised by the US-based Andy Warhol Museum, the tour commemorates the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death.

Andy Warhol, 'Mao #91', 1972, silkscreen.

From the Associated Press,

A large retrospective exhibition of Andy Warhol’s artwork will tour five Asian cities over the next three years.

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh says the exhibit will be the pop art icon’s largest ever in Asia. It will include more than 300 paintings, photographs, screen prints, drawings and sculptures.

The exhibit, “Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal”, will open in Singapore in March [2012]. It will head to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing in 2013 and Tokyo in 2014.

In 2o07, South Korea’s Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art organised the exhibition “Andy Warhol Factory” in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to mark the 20th anniversary of the artist’s death. Warhol’s work also made an appearance in Taipei, Taiwan in 2009, the first stop in another unrelated world tour of the artist’s creations.


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Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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