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Works of Banksy, Warhol focus of exhibit at Kelowna Art Gallery

Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection

The visionary work of two legendary pop artists will be part of the next showcase at the Kelowna Art Gallery. 

As the name of the exhibit suggests, From Warhol to Banksy will feature work from artists Andy Warhol and Banksy.

The common theme of the exhibit will be pop art, a movement Warhol was instrumental in popularizing beginning in the 1960s. 

“We’re thrilled to present this collection of pop art in Kelowna,” Nataley Nagy, executive director of the gallery, said in a press release.

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Banksy, Applause, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 26 x 42 in.
Banksy, Applause, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 26 x 42 in.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection

Pop art challenges the norms of consumerism, social consciousness, gallery says, adding that activism is no longer just a phenomenon of the 1960s.

“Many people already have a connection with these iconic works. Now, visitors will be able to see this art in person — work that they’ve likely only ever viewed online or seen in a magazine," Nagy said.

"It’s going to be a lot of fun for local audiences to explore.”

Banksy, Bomb Middle England, 2003, silkscreen on paper, 12.5 x 37.5 in.
Banksy, Bomb Middle England, 2003, silkscreen on paper, 12.5 x 37.5 in.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection

Other artists featured in this exhibit are Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Tom Wesselmann, Takashi Murakami and Mr. Brainwash. There will be a total of 75 prints, paintings, sculptures and ephemera.

From Warhol to Banksy runs from May 21 to Oct. 16.

The curator is Christine May and the exhibit is courtesy of the Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection.

For more information check out the Kelowna Art Gallery's website here.

Banksy, Sexy Girl With Teddy Bear, spray paint on vintage door, 78 x 29.5 in.
Banksy, Sexy Girl With Teddy Bear, spray paint on vintage door, 78 x 29.5 in.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection

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