The National Theater in Bucharest will host between December 7th 2016 and February 23rd 2017 an exhibition with works by Andy Warhol. The exhibition featuring the American pop artist with a Slovak background marks the Slovak presidency of the European Union Council and comes after the unveiling of a bust of Slovak politician Alexander Dubček in the lobby of the National Theater in Bucharest.
Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US to Slovak parents. Warhol’s father emigrated to the United States in 1914, and his mother joined him in 1921. After finishing his art studies at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York, where he developed his career.
He is known for the revolutionary approach he brought to the art forms he explored, and the way he looked at the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement. His studio, The Factory, was a well-known gathering place that brought together intellectuals, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.
Some of his most famous works are: The Campbell Soup Cans or portraits of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.
The exhibited works come from the Andy Warhol Modern Art Museum in Medzilaborce, Slovakia.
The exhibition can be visited daily between 14:00 and 18:00, except Mondays. Entrance is free.
The Slovak Presidency of the EU Council is held between July 1st and December 31st 2016.