POPism: The Andy Warhol Show
On a sunny New York afternoon on June 3, 1968, Valerie Solanas walked into the Factory and opened fire at Warhol. Amidst his screams for her to stop, Solanas fired a second shot. Then a third shot rang.
On June 3, 1968 Andy Warhol survived. But what if Warhol died that day. What if Pop had died that day?
In his electrifying new series POPISM: THE ANDY WARHOL SHOW, internationally acclaimed artist Johnny Romeo re-envisions himself as the contemporary Andy Warhol. The series sees Romeo appropriate some of the Pop Master’s most iconic work, injecting each piece with his own incendiary blend of Neo-expressionist Pop and urban street art. Explosive fields of colour and cascading, stream-of-consciousness text collide with bombastic, graphic renditions of Warhol classics like ‘Mao’ and ‘Marilyn Monroe’. POPISM: THE ANDY WARHOL SHOW is a rambunctious and bona fide statement of Pop’s enduring power from one of the world’s leading Pop artists.
Any enquires concerning Johnny Romeo’s POPISM: THE ANDY WARHOL SHOW can be made directly through 19Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling the gallery on +61 7 5554 5019.
October 15, 2013