Exhibitions of pop artists Warhol and Haring in Dublin and Belfast
Six bidders competed this week for the signed Andy Warhol Renaissance Paintings silkscreen print which was purchased at Adam’s Mid-Century Modern sale for €20,000 excluding fees.
Fans of American pop art will have two exhibitions to look forward to this summer, when the works of the late artist and director Andy Warhol and his friend and fellow pop artist Keith Haring will be on display from May 22 to June 13 at Gormley’s Fine Art in Dublin.
“It’s a rare opportunity to see the work of the two artists shown together, and we’ve never had a significant Haring exhibition in Ireland before,” said curator James Gormley.
The works will then travel to Belfast for Art and Soul, at the Holywood International Art and Sculpture Art Fair. Organizers are calling the show, which will take place in the gardens and interiors of the Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast from June 26 to July 18, the “largest combined outdoor and indoor event of its kind in Ireland”.
Besides Warhol and Haring, the fair will feature works by international artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Salvador Dali and Robert Indiana.
Additionally, the event will feature 120 sculptures set in Culloden’s 12 acres of land, with works by Ian Pollock, Bob Quinn, Eamonn Ceannt, Orla de Bri, Sandra Bell and FE McWilliam.
No event in a woodland area would be complete without a teddy bear picnic, and visitors can see a collection of iconic bears created by Irish sculptor Patrick O’Reilly. This is the second collaboration between Gormley’s and the Culloden, following their successful event in 2019.
Some of Warhol’s best-known works include Campbell’s Soup Cans serigraphs and his Marilyn Monroe diptych, which hang in the Tate Modern in London.
Haring’s pop art originated from the New York graffiti subculture of the 1980s. He designed album covers for David Bowie, directed a video for Grace Jones, and designed a fashion line with Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood .
He tragically died at the age of 31 of an AIDS-related illness and was one of the leading HIV/AIDS activists during his short life. But during this period, he has created 10,000 works of art, some of which will be displayed at the two exhibitions.
Warhol’s Dollar Sign (1982) a serigraph and artist’s proof, signed and numbered from an edition of 30 is listed at €94,800, with Mickey Mouse (1981) a large serigraph also from an edition of 30 at €194,100 .
Haring’s Pop Shop Quad III, (1989) a serigraph authenticated by the artist’s estate is priced at €52,000 and Medusa Head (1986) a giant aquatint, signed and numbered 12/24 is listed at €219,500. The Culloden has arranged special rates for overnight stays or afternoon tea for day trippers.