Toronto is getting a second dose of Warhol this year.
First, Revolver Gallery brought us Warhol Revisited, which runs until December.
And today, Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, announced another Andy Warhol exhibition, which will hit TIFF Bell Lightbox from October 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016.
Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen (organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and presented in collaboration with TIFF) will include photographs and artifacts from Warhol’s personal collection and related artworks from The Andy Warhol Museum that explore his fascination with fame and stardom.
And really, aren’t we all a little fascinated with fame and stardom? Not to mention, Warhol?
The exhibition will include things like Warhol’s childhood scrapbook; his meticulously collected photographs of screen icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, and Kim Novak, among others; some of his earliest pop drawings, and experiments with rubber-stamp multiples that were precursors to his most famous works; prints, Polaroids, and silkscreens of celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, and Arnold Schwarzenegger; as well as film and video works.
Naturally, the exhibition will be accompanied by film programmes, special guests, contemporary artworks staged throughout TIFF Bell Lightbox, and – wait for it – a Screen Test Machine, complete with a re-fitted Bolex camera (like the one Warhol used to shoot his films) that will allow visitors to film themselves (right?).
Suddenly, the fall doesn’t seem as daunting.
Further details will be announced in the coming months.