Top of the Pop; “Andy Warhol Revisited” Takes Over Toronto

Top of the Pop; "Andy Warhol Revisited" Takes Over Toronto

Photography by George Pimentel

How do you celebrate the launch of Toronto’s latest gallery pop-up featuring works of one of the most recognizable artists of the 20th century; Andy Warhol Revisited? A Campbell’s Soup Can-lined wall and gaggle of Marilyn Monroe lookalikes, limbs painted in bubblegum pink and other confectionary colours mimicking the veritable candy buffet on hand, natch. Attendees of the exclusive gallery preview – which opened formally to the public on Canada Day – flocked to the newly-opened Revolver Gallery (previously the Bloor Street retail space of GUESS) to revel at the 120-odd prints from the glitz and glamour of the factory girl era made famous by the artist himself. In addition to prints of Warhol’s most iconic works featuring Marilyn Monroe and Mickey Mouse, the space is organized chronologically and thematically – the “Socialites” wall speak to figures of money and excess, qualities that became intertwined with Warhol’s influence at the height of his fame. “Pop art is for everyone,” said Warhol famously; Toronto visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to experience this collection of works until December 31st.