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Andy Warhol


Art Gallery of Ontario / Toronto / Art

“When you think about it,” said Andy Warhol, “department stores are kind of like museums.” That view dovetailed into Warhol’s artistic practice, which saw him constantly pulling consumer culture into his art. The shy, gay artist—born to Eastern European parents—understood American culture better than most. In an exhibition that celebrates his unique vision, A.G.O. has organized a retrospective centered around Warhol’s social, personal, and political influences. Included are key works from his pop period, including the Marilyn Diptych (1962), 100 Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Elvis I and II (1963/4). —E.C.

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