Over 160 works by Andy Warhol, a leading exponent of the American Pop Art movement, are on show at Milan’s Palazzo Reale until March.
The collection was put together by Peter Brant, who became a close friend of the artist and experienced with him the unrepeatable atmosphere of the 1960s and 1970s New York art scene.
The works on show cover a wide spectrum of Warhol’s genius, from his early drawings right up to his Last Suppers, first presented in Milan in 1987 in what was to be his last exhibition before his death. Other works include self-portraits, iconic works like Electric Chairs, his portrait of Mao, and the famous Blue Shot Marilyn, portrait of the tragic movie star bearing a visible restoration where a friend of the artist fired a pistol at the canvas in 1964. The exhibition also includes some lesser-known works, such as a series of Polaroids never before seen in Europe.
Mon 14.30-19.30; Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 09.30-19.30; Thu, Sat 09.30-22.30, last admission one hour before closing.