"Warhol Live" Coming Soon to San Francisco's de Young Museum

By: Gay.com
1.22.2009

You've yet another excuse to finally experience the breathtaking new de Young museum in Golden Gate Park. The world class facility and architectural marvel is hosting "Warhol Live" from February 14th to May 17th, in association with The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and The Andy Warhol Museum.

Over the course of his meteoric career, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) used the medium of music to transform himself from fan, to record album designer, to producer, to celebrity night-clubber, to rock star. "Warhol Live" presents the first comprehensive exploration of Warhol’s work as seen through the lens of music.

This exhibition brings together a wide variety of works depicting pop music royalty, including Elvis Presley, the Velvet Underground, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, Deborah Harry of Blondie, and Michael Jackson.

Major Warhol silkscreen paintings, album covers, illustrations, and photographs inspired by music and the performing arts, along with films and sound recordings, will provide a visual and aural score to Warhol’s extraordinary work and life.

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