Wall to Wall Warhol: from the collection of Salah J. Bachir
Date: 5 Jul 2006 | | Views: 10704
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA.-
Andy Warhol, Grace Kelly, 1984, 101.6 x 81.3 cm, edition: 87/225, collection of Salah J. Bachir. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/ SODRAC (2006). Photo: Keith Houghton.
Wall to Wall Warhol: from the collection of Salah J. Bachir is presented by Oakville Galleries and is curated by Marnie Fleming, Curator of Contemporary Art. Featured works are from the collection of philanthropist and Toronto art collector Mr. Salah J. Bachir.
The exhibition comprises over 50 works by pop artist and icon Andy Warhol. It is the first public glimpse of selections from this special collection and are on view to the general public through Sunday 27 August 2006 at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens.
Wall to Wall Warhol: from the collection of Salah J. Bachir includes canvases, silkscreens and photographs as well as well-known iconic works from the 1960s and 70s, such as Jacqueline Kennedy III (1966), Mao (1973) and Grace Kelly (1984). Also included are works from the Endangered Species, Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century, Ladies and Gentlemen and key works from the Death and Disaster series. In these works Warhol brings to the forefront very basic human themes the beauty of youth and fame, consumer culture, the passing of time, and the presence of death.
With his repetitive imagery and mass-production techniques, the artist successfully unmasks the foibles and fixations of a consumer-based culture. These works offer insight into the fascinating complexities beneath Andy's silver wig. Oakville Galleries is a charitable public art gallery committed to presenting an innovative programme of exhibitions of artists making significant contributions to contemporary art in Canada while providing services relevant to its local population.
Wall to Wall Warhol: from the collection of Salah J. Bachir is generously sponsored by Lexus Canada, Lexus of Oakville, BMO Financial Group, The Daniels Corporation and Salah J. Bachir. Oakville Galleries gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Corporation of the Town of Oakville.