Andy Warhol goes Arctic

Oulu, Finland
June 2, 2023 – September 17, 2023

An extensive collection of poster art by the American pop artist Andy Warhol (1928–1987) comes to Oulu, Finland! The “Andy Warhol goes Arctic” exhibition, consisting of 140 posters of pop art icon Andy Warhol, has been touring galleries and museums around the world for years. The exhibition is planned to be on display at the Taidetalo Kulttuuripankin (Art House Culture Bank) in Oulu from the beginning of June to mid-September.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a painter, photographer and filmmaker who published magazines and books. He hosted his Factory studio and brought entertaining musicians and designs to the public. In the 1960–the 80s, and the 1980s, there were not many things happening in cultural life in New York City without Warhol’s involvement.

Warhol began his career as a graphic designer in the 1940s. His brochures and book illustrations were famous, and he presented them in his first exhibitions.

Posters are works designed by Andy Warhol, and he also supervised the printing process. The posters have been displayed since 1964 as part of Warhol’s art exhibitions. The exhibitions have toured galleries and museums around the world.

Like other American pop artists, Warhol also designed poster series to order. Warhol began designing posters for the New York City Centre of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and the Paris Review. The wallpaper he printed in the early 1970s is a speciality. The most famous works made with silk printing technology on wallpaper are cows of different colors and wallpapers depicting the head of Chairman Mao.

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