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Warhol Live @ MMFA

Posted by Jeff / September 21, 2008

Counting down the days to POP ? here's a feel good preview that can deliver some music sooner and see some cool art at the same time. Clearly the Montreal art scene will be literally rocking this fall starting on Sept. 25 that is.This is because at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts the exhibition "Warhol Live" kicks off. A project that focuses on the artist's involvement with the music scene. Music is an essential narrative element that is present throughout the exhibition and guides you as you rediscover Warhol’s work. The exhibition will bring together some 640 works and objects, paintings, silkscreens, photographs, works on paper, installations, films, videos, album covers, as well as objects and documents from the artist’s personal archives. If your reading this and wondering - where Warhol and music meet? - - this will be the place to discover something you may not have even known was Warhol. Here's some album covers he helped create of some bands you may know like the Rolling Stones (Sticky Fingers and Love You Live), The Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground and Nico), Diana Ross (Silk Electric) and the posthumous John Lennon album Menlove Ave.

Although most of the collection comes from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, a local addition will be a collection of some fifty album covers belonging to Montreal collector Paul Maréchal will be presented together for the first time. It includes The Velvet Underground & Nico, Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones), Love You Live (Rolling Stones), Silk Electric (Diana Ross), Aretha (Aretha Franklin) and Rockbird (Debbie Harry).
presented from September 25, 2008, to January 18, 2009



Michael BLack / September 24, 2008 at 02:53 pm
Coincidentally, or maybe not, there is
the "Factory Project" that opened last
weekend and runs Thursday through
Saturday, at 8pm. I never got up
there last week, but it's supposed to
emulate Andy Warhol's factory where
all the cans were painted and the movies
made. Details are at

If I'm reading it right, there will
be a free discussion with the artists
on Saturday at 1pm.

It's just starting now, but there's some lecture by Roger Copeland out
at the Oscar Peterson Hall today,
Wednesday Sept 24 from 3pm to 5pm:
“Seeing Without Participating: Andy Warhol’s Unshakeable Determination Not To Be Moved”


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