It’s not often that something going on in Kent or Sussex slips under the noses of the team here at Mulberry Cottages, but every so often an event comes along which is unexpected but so utterly fabulous that we just have to blog about it. The Andy Warhol exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea is exactly this type of event.
The exhibition, as well as offering you the chance to view some of the most iconic of Warhol’s work (Marilyn Diptych for instance, where 25 identical lurid faces of Marilyn Monroe stare back at the viewer; the inspiration for a million sub standard A-Level pieces and adorning the backpacks of Japanese school girls everywhere); gives visitors an unusual insight into the work of Warhol, beliefs and lifestyle.
As just about everyone I know is mildly obsessed with Warhol and the sixties in general (who hasn’t rashly considered a pixie haircut and heavy liner a la Twiggy?), Bexhill on Sea has benefitted from an influx of visitors (over 75 thousand since the exhibition opened) to the charming seaside town from all corners of the world.
So as the artist himself famously said: ‘If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it’,
the exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion looks set to give us a fantastic insight into the life and work of this talented, obsessive figure (plus, its a brilliant thing to boast about to your friends!).
Exhibition on until 26th Feb 2012, please call 01424 229 111 for more information.