Colley Ison Gallery goes Pop (Art)
One of the biggest Andy Warhol exhibitions outside of London opens in Brum on Saturday (January 14 to February 11). More than 25 pieces of the pop art crackerjack's work, spanning his whole career, will be up at the Colley Ison Gallery, Colmore Row. The exhibition includes some pieces coming directly from the Warhol Foundation, along with some which have never been exhibited before. Work on display will comprise of his early lithograph ‘Tattooed Woman Holding a Rose’, his portrait of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger with the piece signed by both the artist and the Stone (£150,000 if you're asking); and a very unique work of The Beatles which has rarely been seen. Director Timothy Ison said “Warhol is one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century and our access is testament to our positioning within the art world and how important Birmingham is becoming as a centre for vital works.” Walk ins are allowed and don't feel you can only attend if you're a buyer — Colley Ison really isn't like that. More
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