Had so much fun this past weekend at the Santa Monica VIP opening of Revolver Gallery’s “Andy Warhol: Revisited,” which is honoring the artist on the 30th anniversary of his passing.
Viewing Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe portrait and other great works had some personal significance for me as it took me back to May 15, 1994 when I covered the grand opening of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, his home town.
What a blast. The museum formally opened its doors at midnight and stayed open for 24 hours, drawing thousands of Warhol fans and several luminaries from the art and film world. It was one of the first star-studded events I was assigned to cover for Reuters and best of all, I got to sit with the Warhol family at the evening reception because my last name began with Z. Hilarious! I had a great time as the Reuters bureau chief in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s!
Getting back to the present, Angelenos should really try to drop in to the new Revolver Gallery location in Bergamot Station, curated by gallery founder Ron Rivlin, an avid collector of Warhol’s work.
“Andy Warhol:Revisited” is a wall-to-wall, salon-style exhibition featuring over 200 artworks by Warhol spanning from the 60s through 80s, including many of Andy’s iconic works. The exhibition will feature interactive installations, themed rooms, and guest speakers.
“Revisited encapsulates the artist’s fascination with glamour, fame, money, celebrity and tragedy through his artistic creations,” said Ron Rivlin in a statement announcing the exhibit.
Visitors can take a break and take a selfie on Andy’s blood-orange Factory sofa as well as the re-created wall of Campbell Soup cans!
For more info check out: http://revolverwarholgallery.com/