UPDATE - April 2, 2015: The exhibition has been extended to April 28, with opening hours on Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 1-5 p.m. Private collectors can arrange weekday viewings by appointment, said organizers.
Lower Mainland fans of famed artist Andy Warhol will get a chance to see some of his work up close when it displays at a downtown Vancouver warehouse.
The pieces have never been under one roof as a collection before. Presented by MAISON AI and Revolver Gallery Beverly Hills, the exhibit's works come from the private collection of a Los Angeles businessman and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
"Warhol — A Different Idea Of Love" is a free pop-up exhibit featuring over 80 of the pop-art visionary's original prints and paintings.
"To have a portrait painted by Andy Warhol carried incredible prestige and in many circles was considered the ultimate form of social validation," MAISON AI’s Christopher Dohm said in a press release.
"The subjects of the portraits in Andy's 'Socialites' series, for example, were members of the social elite who wished to be elevated to the status of his other subjects — globally recognized icons, but Warhol did more than just iconify his subjects; he immortalized them."
The exhibit, located in a Yaletown warehouse at 1280 Homer St., will be open to the public Monday to Saturday from March 1 to March 31.
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