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EF Academy Oxford visits Warhol’s private collection

Cultural icon, celebrity and provocateur, Warhol produced images which are instantly recognizable, but this exhibition, through the lens of a private collection, also reveals an unfamiliar side to the artist in his less well-known works.’  

The Ashmolean’s Spring Exhibition featuring Andy Warhol’s private collection of works had proved incredibly popular in Oxford, with many time slots selling out in advance. This week, EF Academy students made a visit to the show, which features both familiar and less known pieces by Warhol.

Each exhibition room expressed a different side to the artist, spanning Warhol’s entire output from iconic pieces of the 1960s pop pioneer to the experimental works of his last decade. A number of film reels made by the artist were also featured, including ‘Empire’ (1964): a silent continuous motion film over 8 hours in length of the Empire State Building showing gradual changes in light.

This exhibition allowed students interested in pursuing art related university degrees with an opportunity to gain inspiration and see some rare works of the infamous artist first hand. Next month, students will have the option to attend ‘Warhol Lates’, a special after-hours event at the Ashmolean with live music and DJs, which will allow those interested to learn about Warhol in more depth.

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