Tourist Tip #312 / Andy Warhol at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

A comprehensive new exhibit takes a look at the art world demigod and his successors.

A visit to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is always a good idea for anyone visiting Tel Aviv — but starting this week, there’s a good reason to more than just pop in. The exhibit of selected works from the Mugrabi collection, “Wanted,” recently opened there, showing iconic works by the founders of Pop Art and their successors.

A good part of the exhibit is devoted to Andy Warhol, one of the 20th century’s most prominent artists and a leading figure in Pop Art. “Wanted” includes important works of his such as "Coca Cola," "Twenty Marilyns" (both from 1962), "Liz Diptych (Studio Type)" (1965) and "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" (1963).

The exhibit also includes later works by Warhol, such as "Self-Portrait" (1986) and "The Last Supper (Camel/57)" (1986). Suzanne Landau, the museum’s director and chief curator — and also the curator of the exhibit — writes in the exhibit’s catalogue: “To this day, Warhol’s concepts, practice, persona and lifestyle continue to have a decisive impact on the contemporary art world.”

Other artists whose works appear in the exhibit include Tom Wesselmann, a contemporary of Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who came to prominence in the 1980s. The exhibit includes works by contemporary artists Richard Prince and Adam McEwen, whose works also deal with the consumer culture and with the creation of art itself.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd. Opening hours: Sun CLOSED, Mon-Wed 10.00 - 16.00, Tues-Thurs 10.00 - 22.00, Fri 10.00 - 14.00, Sat 10.00 - 16.00

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